NCS Event News

NCS Roaring 20s: Bigs, Smalls and Alls Event

Posted on May 17, 2021

Bigs, Smalls and Alls – Doing Biz in the Roaring 20s Jun 15, 2021 | 4 pm to 6 pm | Rosen Centre Hotel Calling all Bigs, Smalls and Alls as the National Center for Simulation (NCS) Relaunches the 20s – in Roaring Fashion! Leading up to what’s sure to be a great TSIS event, we’re ending prohibition the pandemic by featuring a panel of some Big Cheese, Big Shots from large and small businesses for some Chinning as they Spill the beans on partnering in the MS&T and defense sector. It’s not all business … we’re including some networking time where attendees can Dip the bill […]

Air Force Magazine: Elon Musk: ‘The Fighter Jet Era Has Passed'

Posted on March 2, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla.—Step aside, fighter jets: Autonomous drones and manned spaceflight are the future of military aerospace, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said at AFA’s Air Warfare Symposium here Feb. 28.

NCS Member Cross Fernandez & Riley to Offer 2014 Planning Advice at December 4 Seminar

Posted on November 15, 2013

As a business owner, today’s rapidly changing marketplace requires assessments of current, and anticipations of future, threats and opportunities to maintain competitive advantages. Does your business plan include strategies effective and competitive enough to fulfill your objectives in 2014? WE HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE TO HELP. Through a case study discussion, our panel will address the following: Understand how to overcome issues that closely-held businesses struggle with, including: Managing the new healthcare costs while retaining top employees Mitigation and deferral strategies to minimize taxes Finding compensation plan structures that work best for you and your business Preparing the family and business […]

Intelligent Decisions 2013 Invitational in Support of ThanksUSA & Camaraderie Foundation, Monday, 18 Nov 2013 @ Lake Nona

Posted on October 14, 2013

100% of the tournament proceeds will go directly to ThanksUSA and The Camaraderie Foundation. ThanksUSA is a non-partisan, charitable effort to mobilize Americans of all ages to “thank” the men and women of the United States armed forces by providing need-based college, technical and vocational school scholarships for their children and spouses. Camaraderie Foundation’s mission is to provide healing for invisible wounds of war through counseling, emotional, and spiritual support for all branches of military service members, veterans and their families. Monday, November 18, 2013 Lake Nona Golf and Country Club Orlando, FL One of Florida’s most exciting and inviting […]

NCS Welcomes New Member A-T Solutions

Posted on June 19, 2013

NCS is proud to welcome A-T Solutions as a new member! A-T Solutions, Inc. (A-TS) is a premier training services and solutions provider. A-TS combines qualified instructors, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and mentors/coaches with competencies in instructional design and curriculum development, to produce targeted training for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, DHS, FBI, ATF, DoS, State and Local, and foreign national customers. A-T Solutions brings a long history of extensive experience developing and delivering a wide range of instructor-led classroom and field training, blended training materials, and technology-based training solutions. Whether live, virtual or constructive environments, […]

Intel, local research agency developing 'cloud-based' war games

Posted on March 29, 2013

By Richard Burnett Orlando Sentinel, March 28, 2013 High-technology giant Intel Corp. is bringing its Silicon Valley heft to a partnership with the Army’s Orlando simulation-research lab to create computerized war games capable of handling hundreds of participants at once, company and military officials said this week. The goal of the project — the first deal of its kind for Intel in Central Florida — is to create a computing network powerful enough to deliver interactive training simulations to large groups of players around the world, from infantry troops and senior commanders to combat ships and fighter-jet squadrons. Using Web-based […]

AIF to Host Florida's First Health Care Affordability Summit

Posted on November 29, 2012

The Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) will host a Health Care Affordability Summitt on January 10-11, 2013 in Orlando.  Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from some of the country’s leading health policy experts on how we can best tackle this challenge here in the Sunshine State.  For information on the event, please read the attached invitation.

Call for Abstracts for the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) Symposium

Posted on February 27, 2012

The 2012 ITEA Annual Symposium, scheduled for 17-20 September in Huntington Beach, California, has extended the deadline for abstracts for technical paper presentations to 15 March 2012.  Abstracts can also be sent directly to the Technical Chair (Steve Gordon,, 407-482-1423) by 22 March 2012.  The original Call for Papers is attached, and the Symposium Web Page is “…“

Join NCS for an Update on Lake Nona's Medical City featuring Dr. Thad Seymour, Tues, 6 Mar 2012

Posted on January 19, 2012

Lake Nona’s Medical City promises to have a huge economic impact on Orlando/Central Florida.  When linked with the Modeling, Simulation & Training Industry cluster in Central Florida there is every reason to think our area could drive the future of Medical Simulation.  Come join NCS for an update on the continuing development and growth of the Medical City.  Dr. Thad Seymour, Vice President, Life Sciences at Lake Nona will update participants on where current construction/development stands and what we can expect in the future.  Online registration @ When:  Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Where:  Radission Hotel Orlando UCF                1724 […]

Need Volunteers for Teach-In at Crooms Academy

Posted on October 13, 2011

On Tuesday, 15 November, Crooms Academy of Information Technology in Sanford, Florida will be having their ” Teach-in” Day and need industry, government and academia help in making the event a success. Teach-in’s are very rewarding experiences for the participants and students. You can talk about your work, hobbies or pass on helpful career information.These students need role models. Please consider it. If you are interested in participating, please complete the attached form. The Teach-in doesn’t take a lot of time and you will be the richer for the experience.  

Florida 2011 TechXpo

Posted on August 10, 2011

Florida 2011 TechXpo will be held Tuesday, October 11th in Melbourne, FL at The Clemente Center on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology.  This event  is an exposition of technology and innovations from hi-tech companies. This single-day event was created to allow companies with advanced technologies and innovations to display their products and services to other companies looking for Central Florida technology resources and suppliers in: Aerospace Alternative & Renewable Energy Biotech & Life Sciences Composites Data Processing Emerging Technology • Homeland Security & Defense Information Technology Ocean Engineering Resilient Technology Robotics Telecommunications For more information:    

Mayor Buddy Dyer Announces Orlando Small Business Defense Procurement Summit, Scheduled for Monday, 8 Aug 2011

Posted on July 20, 2011

Dear Community Leader, I’m excited to report to you today about a new initiative to help Central Florida’s small businesses grow and prosper.  The City of Orlando has partnered with the White House, the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson to host a special forum designed to help Orlando’s small businesses have greater access to Defense Department contracts and enhanced understanding of the DoD contracting process. The Orlando Small Business Defense Procurement Summit will take place on Monday, August 8, 2011. This event is only the second of its kind to be held nationally.  Details and registration […]

Finalists Announced – 2011 SMART Awards

Posted on April 20, 2011

Congratulations to fellow NCS member companies AVT Simulation and Engineering & Computer Simulations for being chosen as finalists by ACG Orlando for the 2011 Smart Awards. Each year ACG Orlando recognizes companies based on the value they bring to the region in terms of corporate culture, growth, business creativity and economic contribution. Winners in eight industry award categories will be announced at the Awards Luncheon sponsored by Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor, & Reed, P.A. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the DoubleTree Orlando Downtown. Click here to register: 2011 Smart Awards.

Air Force Association to host 15th Annual Scholarship Opportunities Program

Posted on February 14, 2011

The Central Florida Chapter of the Air Force Association is hosting an event to allow students and parents to learn about applying to the Air Force Academy and AF ROTC. We call it the Scholarship Opportunity Program. It is scheduled for Sunday, March 20 (see flyer attached).  If anyone knows of a student interested in either of these programs, please pass the Flyer information along to them. For more information: Chapter Website: contact Bill Yucuis at (407) 256-4089 or email

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Reception at I/ITSEC 2010

Posted on November 17, 2010

AUVSI Florida Penisula Chapter invites you to a reception during I/ITSEC 2010 that will feature a presentation by AUVSI President/CEO Michael Tuscano entitled “The Future of Unmanned Systems”.  When:  Monday, November 29, 2010 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Room 220F, South Concourse, Orange County Convention Center If you would like to attend, please register NLT November 24, 2010 by e-mail to

NCS & Southeastern Data hold successful electronics recycling event, 10 Nov 10

Posted on November 16, 2010

On 10 Nov, the National Center for Simulation (NCS) hosted an electronics recycling amnesty event at Partnership III to support their scholarship efforts at UCF and Daytona State College.  Southeastern Data provided the recycling services and collected over 4000 lbs of material from over 25 different companies, consisting of 73 cathode ray tube monitors, 897 lbs of mixed plastic, 396 lbs of copper bearing, and 886 lbs of uninterruptable power supply scrap.  More than 1200 lbs of toxic lead was diverted from landfills as a result of this event.  Companies that missed this event may still take advantage of this promotion by contacting Southeastern […]

General Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret) to speak at AUSA Sunshine Chapter Meeting, 22 Nov 10

Posted on November 15, 2010

General Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret), President and Chief Operating Officer Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and 32nd Chief of Staff of the Army will be the guest speaker at the AUSA Sunshine Chapter General Membership Meeting on 22 Nov 10.  For complete details on the event, click on the attached brochure:

NCS Special Industry Panel Discussion co-hosted by Broad & Cassel, Attorneys at Law

Posted on November 8, 2010

Dear NCS Members,   For those of you who were unable to attend the NCS Special Panel Discussion last week, many topics were addressed relating to creating, protecting and realizing your company’s value.  For your convenience, a brief outline of the substantive information shared during the panel discussion is included below.   Please contact the moderator, Doug Starcher, Partner, Broad and Cassel if you have any questions or would like to further discuss any or all these points:,  (Office)  407-839-4200, (Direct)  407-839-4208    Thomas L,. Baptiste, Lt Gen , USAF (Ret) President /Executive Director    1.  Little Known/Used Financing Sources […]

NDIA Central Florida Chapter Bi-Monthly Luncheon

Posted on October 21, 2010

NDIA Central Florida Chapter Bi-Montly Luncheon THURSDAY, 4 NOVEMBER 2010 Schedule 1115-Social, 1150-Program, 1220-Lunch   Speaker COLONEL DAVID A. SMITH, PM TRASYS   COL Smith will provide an update on their activities and the “State of the Corps” as a prelude to the USMC’s 235th Birthday Celebration.  At the conclusion of remarks, COL Smith, along with the oldest and youngest Marine present, will cut the traditional USMC Birthday Cake. RADISSON UNIVERSITY 1724 Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL  32826 407.658.9008 Menu Mixed Greens with Assorted Dressings / Caesar Salad with all the fixings /  Warm Breads and Rolls /  Sliced London Broil […]

UCP of Central Florida Breakfast Fundraiser

Posted on October 21, 2010

On Friday, 5 Nov 10 UCP of Central Florida will host a breakfast fundraiser.  For more information refer to the attached flyer.