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UCF eyes future high-tech campus at Orlando airport (Orlando Business Journal – Richard Bilbao)

Posted on August 19, 2020

“The vision for what we are calling the UCF-MCO Partnership is to develop a digital-twin [technology] campus that would be a model for the nation in this emerging technology,” said Beverly Seay, UCF’s board of trustees chair, during the presentation.

MASS Wins Joint Command and Staff Training Contract (Halldale Group)

Posted on August 6, 2020

Defence and training support company, MASS, has been awarded the Joint Command and Staff Training (JCAST) contract for UK Strategic Command, worth in excess of £11 million across a two-year period.

NCS Announces Four New Inductees into the Modeling & Simulation Hall of Fame

Posted on July 27, 2020

NCS Announces 2020 Modeling & Simulation Hall of Fame Inductees The National Center for Simulation (NCS) announced four 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 […]

Pegasus Professor Inducted into the National Center for Simulation Hall of Fame

Posted on July 21, 2020

Charlie Hughes has dedicated his career to advancing the world of modeling and simulation and has played a major role in the success of dozens of students.

Central Florida counties join the Space Force HQ race (By Alex Soderstrom – Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal)

Posted on July 20, 2020

The Orlando area certainly meets the requirements laid out by the Air Force, George Cheros, CEO of the Orlando-based National Center for Simulation, told OBJ. Those requirements include being among the 150 biggest metros areas in the U.S. and having a military base within 25 miles.  Central Florida Research Park, which is adjacent the University of Central […]

Why Electronic Arts Produces Games in Orlando (By Amanda Roche Director, Marketing and Communications Orlando Economic Partnership)

Posted on July 20, 2020

EA Tiburon is building a new 180,000-square-foot, five-story building in the heart of downtown Orlando at Creative Village. Creative Village is a digital media district, located next door to FIEA, which houses a robust downtown campus of the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Valencia College. Direct access and proximity to this talent pipeline is one […]

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

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