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NCS Announces 2020 Modeling & Simulation Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted on July 14, 2020

Orlando, FLA. July 13, 2020 — The National Center for Simulation (NCS) announced three new members for induction to the NCS Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame. Dale P. Bennett, a retired Lockheed Martin executive who was a driving force for reinventing the way simulation was used; Dr. Pamela Boyers, associate vice chancellor for clinical […]

Surge in Corporate Purchases Driving 2020 U.S. Game-Based Learning Market; New Report Forecasts Annual CAGR of Almost 30%; U.S. Sales of $7.5 Billion by 2025

Posted on July 1, 2020

ORLANDO – July 1, 2020 – The U.S. has become the top buying country for serious games worldwide, driven by a rise in corporate sales, according to a new report done by analyst firm Metaari. The rapid growth rate of game-based learning (GBL) in the U.S. – forecast to have a CAGR of 29.2% over […]

Cybersecurity Firm GLESEC Moves Headquarters to Orlando (Amanda Roche, OEP)

Posted on June 25, 2020

International cybersecurity firm GLESEC is moving its headquarters from Princeton, New Jersey to Orlando. The new headquarters will be home to the GLESEC Secured Operations Center (SOC) and Cyber Range Training Facilities in addition to administration and sales. The company plans to hire 26 professionals in the next three years and set up a facility […]

AFVentures Connects the Military With Silicon Valley

Posted on June 19, 2020

“In addition to the government, venture capitalists and investors are a key component of accelerating innovation in sectors we rely on to accomplish our mission,” said Maj. Tony Perez, AFWERX Spark Cell lead. “To better collaborate and understand the different roles we play, we need Airmen who understand the world of startups, investing and technological advancement.”

Virtualware has become member of the Orlando-based National Center for Simulation (NCS)

Posted on June 16, 2020

Virtualware will leverage NCS membership to develop innovative partnerships supporting complex VR simulators for training, introducing Virtualware Immersive Room (VIROO): a VR solution for full-scope field training that allows companies, institutions and universities to replicate multi-user scenarios in 1:1 scale, transforming any physical location into a full immersion center.

Air Force releases new criteria for SPACECOM HQ, eyes early 2021 decision (Federal News Network)

Posted on May 19, 2020

The press release states that the revised process “expands the number of locations eligible for consideration” to host the headquarters — suggesting Florida may reenter the pool of candidate sites — and will include a “comprehensive and transparent analysis before selecting a final location.” The approach will take into consideration the Space Force’s “emerging” organizational […]

UCF Board leader Beverly Seay aims to steer university through next crisis (Orlando Business Journal)

Posted on May 18, 2020

Seay, who has been on the Board of Trustees since 2013, has made changes that she said will strengthen the board’s oversight, including the addition of a staff person at the university who primarily works with board members.

UCF, Orlando Health announce partnership for 3-D printing of health care items

Posted on April 16, 2020

The advanced technicians and experts are, in part, looking into designing masks to fit all sizes and shapes of people who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.

USAF to Launch Search for Flying Cars This Month April 14, 2020 Air Force Magazine By Rachel S. Cohen

Posted on April 15, 2020

If successful, the service plans to buy a small number of usable flying cars—or “ORBs”—by 2023. ORB can stand for “organic resupply bus, for disaster relief teams, an operational readiness bus for improved aircraft availability, and an open requirements bus for a growing diversity of missions,” according to an Air Force solicitation document.

Save Your Business – Flatten The (Health Insurance) Curve

Posted on March 27, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla., March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — “While flattening the curve of COVID-19 infections will save lives, flattening the inflationary curve of employer-sponsored health plans will save businesses.  Luckily, both are possible,” reports Donovan Pyle, CEO of Health Compass Consulting. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/save-your-business—flatten-the-health-insurance-curve-301029486.html

‘Space Force’ name changed postponed for Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral

Posted on March 25, 2020

Amid the coronavirus outbreak that has infected over 390,000 people worldwide, Space Force officials have delayed renaming Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to “Patrick Space Force Base” and “Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.” See more at this link: https://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2020/03/24/coronavirus-space-force-name-change-hold-space-coast/2906937001/

See What Defense Leaders are Saying – Local defense sector insulated from virus — but contract slowdowns a concern

Posted on March 20, 2020

Central Florida’s defense sector is moving along as Department of Defense money keeps coming in and telework proves to not be a problem for the software-heavy industry, National Center for Simulation President George Cheros told Orlando Business Journal. “We’re lucky we’re tech-based.”

Defense Innovation Unit to Sponsor Computer Vision Prize Challenge (NDIA & DUI)

Posted on March 16, 2020

The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit is preparing to launch another industry competition to boost computer vision technology that could aid disaster relief efforts, a top official said March 11.

I/ITSEC Scholarships Announced: 2020 RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate Scholarship & Leonard P. Gollobin Graduate Scholarship.

Posted on March 16, 2020

All pertinent application information can be found athttp://www.iitsec.org/education/studentsandteachers/Pages/Scholarships.aspx

Navy Vows Better Outreach for Trainer Development (NTSA – By Stew Magnuson and Mandy Mayfield)

Posted on March 8, 2020

“We are open to having [companies] come in separately and brief us and talk to us about their capabilities. And if those capabilities match up with where we are going with our requirements, then we can refer them to whatever [acquisition] method we are using.”

Dawson Joins NCS Press Release

Posted on February 26, 2020

Welcome Aboard Dawson!

Industry Vectors in AI, XR, 5G & More

Posted on February 25, 2020

New article from MS&T Magazine (Amy Fawkes) Industry Vectors in AI, XR, 5G & More  

Simulation Industry Opens New Vista for Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

Posted on February 21, 2020

Recent article on the state of the MS&T cummunity in Central Florida by the Orlando Economic Partnership. https://news.orlando.org/blog/simulation-industry-opens-new-vista-for-training-tomorrows-workforce/

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Chooses Orlando, Florida, for Global Headquarters

Posted on February 20, 2020

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation signed a contract with an affiliate of Unicorp National Developments, Inc. to develop its new global corporate headquarters in Orlando, Florida. The nearly 300,000 square foot, nine story, state-of-the-art building will be located within the proposed new City Center at O-Town West project developed by Unicorp National Developments, Inc. fronting Interstate […]

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