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Now Open: 2024 NCS Scholarship Applications!

Posted on March 1, 2024

The National Center for Simulation (NCS) has opened up its annual scholarships for outstanding senior students seeking secondary education in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field at an accredited Technical School, College, or University. This program is designed to recognize academic achievement & improvement in addition to recognizing students who have continually strived […]

Igniting Tomorrow’s Possibilities: Orange County Innovation Lab Naming Challenge!

Posted on February 27, 2024

Orange County is calling all young tech innovators & creators to help name a new innovation lab – a space for innovative solutions and tech exploration! You can share your thoughts for an innovation lab name here: Help Name our Innovation Lab. More information can be found about the new lab below: “The Innovation Lab […]

Team AVT has been selected by Bell to develop the Training System Requirements Analysis (TSRA) for the Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor

Posted on December 7, 2020


Orlando expected to grow gaming industry thanks to simulation sector By Orlando Business Journal Alex Soderstrom

Posted on August 1, 2020

Daryl Holt and Waymon Armstrong often quip to each other about employees that have been hired and then hired away multiple times by their two companies — Electronic Arts Inc. and Engineering & Computer Simulations Inc. (ECS).  “We joke sometimes, ‘Hey, how’s that person working out? When do I have a shot at them again?’” Holt, vice president […]

National Center for Simulation Announces COVID-19 Response Scholarship Drive

Posted on April 20, 2020

National Center for Simulation Announces COVID-19 Response Scholarship Drive April 20, 2020—Orlando, Florida. The National Center for Simulation (NCS) announced today that it launched a scholarship campaign within the modeling, simulation & training (MS&T) industry to help more students with tuition and educational expenses during the recovery phase of COVID-19. The resulting scholarships of at […]

CMMC standards for non-defense contractors could be coming (Fedscoop)

Posted on April 19, 2020

The Department of Defense‘s push to secure its leaky supply chain from cyberattacks might “rapidly” become a standard for civilian agencies too.

Grand View Research, Inc.: Flight Simulators Market Size Worth $6.4 Billion By 2027

Posted on April 8, 2020

The global flight simulator market size is expected to reach USD 6.4 billion by 2027, expanding at a revenue-based CAGR of 4.2%, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing adoption of Full Flight Simulator (FFS) owing to high fidelity and reliability is expected to provide adequate growth prospects over the coming […]

Navy Establishes ‘Tech Bridges’ to Boost Agility, Collaboration

Posted on September 9, 2019

Story Number: NNS190903-17Release Date: 9/3/2019 5:19:00 PMA  A  A    [Email this story to a friend]     [Print this story]From Research, Development, Acquisition Public Affairs ALEXANDRIA, Va. (NNS) — To help the Navy harness technological innovation, James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition, today announced a plan to rapidly expand collaboration with industry […]

Partnership V Cyber Update to Rep. Stephanie Murphy

Posted on August 21, 2019

On August 20th, a Cyber Capabilities Update was briefed to the Honorable Stephanie Murphy, U.S. House of Representatives, FL-7th District. The update highlighted the expansion and accomplishments in the domain of cyber at the newest partnership building, Partnership V.  The Partnership V facility is a critical capability to expand connectivity, technical cyber expertise, and test/training capacity to meet […]

NCS Inducts Newest Hall of Fame Class

Posted on August 2, 2019

The National Center for Simulation (NCS) inducted three prestigious individuals into the NCS Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame on July 31 with an inspiring ceremony. The inductees are University of Central Florida’s Dr. Peter Adrian Hancock, researcher and professor, Dr.Randall Paul Shumaker, director of the UCF School of Modeling, Simulation and Training and the Institute for Simulation and Training; […]

NCS Modeling & Simulation Certification Program Featured in Orlando Sentinel

Posted on July 29, 2019

Our M&S Certification Program, under the direction of our Education and Workforce Committee, continues to make great strides in providing internship opportunities for high school and technical school students.  A few weeks ago, it was announced that the program expanded to Virginia with students taking and passing the exam in Virginia Beach.  Please see the […]

NCS Delegation Visits Capitol Hill

Posted on June 27, 2019

The National Center for Simulation sent a delegation to Washington, DC this week to meet with Congressional representatives and staffs.  The group consisted of newly appointed President & CEO George Cheros, along with NCS Board Chair Brian Holmes (Quantum 3D), NCS Board Member and Past Chair Angela Alban (Simetri), NCS Board Member USN Capt (Riet) […]

NCS Chief Operating Officer Position Search Underway

Posted on June 6, 2019

With the June 1 promotion of former Chief Operating Officer George Cheros to President and CEO, the National Center for Simulation is now searching for exceptional candidates to fill the Chief Operating Officer position.  Reporting to the President & CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for direct support in implementing and executing the strategic objectives assigned […]

National Center for Simulation Names George Cheros President and CEO

Posted on May 31, 2019

For Immediate Release Contact: Mary Trier, Capital Communications, 407-620-3357, June 3, 2019 — Orlando, Florida.The National Center for Simulation (NCS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce George Cheros as its selection for President and CEO of NCS. After a short term as Interim President as the board conducted a search, Cheros was chosen […]


Posted on May 28, 2019

Jennifer Renne, Modeling & Simulation Instructor at Landstown High School in Virginia Beach, becomes the 30th teacher in the nation to have the M&S certification credential. She is the first high school teacher from Virginia to pass the National Center for Simulation M&S certification examination. Ms. Renne graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Technology Education […]

NCS Announces Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted on April 26, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2019 Contact:  Mary Trier, Capital Communications & Consulting, 407-620-3357 ORLANDO, Fla. –The National Center for Simulation (NCS) announces the selection of three prestigious individuals who will be inducted into the NCS Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony this summer. University of Central Florida’s Dr. Peter Adrian Hancock, researcher and […]

May 15 Industry Capability Day Exhibitor Slate Announced

Posted on April 15, 2019

The National Center for Simulation is pleased to announce that all exhibitor spaces for the upcoming May 15 NCS/Team Orlando Industry Capability Day have been secured and there is an outstanding lineup of vendors to showcase their technology and capabilities.  The event is open to all government, academic and industry personnel: Date:  May 15, 2019 Time:  […]

NCS President/CEO Search Update

Posted on April 5, 2019

With the retirement of NCS President/CEO Tom Baptiste, the Board of Directors has announced a formal search is underway for the permanent replacement.  Former Chief Operating Officer George Cheros is serving as interim President/CEO.  Cheros has been COO since 2012 and is poised to lead the organization through the transition and he intends on being […]

National Center for Simulation, Dignitas Technologies Inspire Tomorrow's Workforce in Modeling and Simulation

Posted on March 22, 2019

  March 22, 2019. Orlando, Florida – The National Center for Simulation (NCS) and Dignitas Technologies recently collaborated to engage, inspire, and financially support the future modeling and simulation workforce at Crooms Academy of Information Technology (Crooms AOIT).   For the past 13 years, the Crooms AOIT Business Advisory Council (BAC) has organized TechFest, an […]