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Space Coast Has Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Support New Type of Commercial Space Business

Posted on January 31, 2020


Training Revolution (Airman)

Posted on January 29, 2020

Augmented and virtual reality gives Airmen the opportunity to train in various environments without physical limitations. Team Orlando, a partnership between military services and civilian organizations, is driving the progression of this simulation-based training.

AETC, AMC team up on VR solutions for modern C-130 training (19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs)

Posted on January 27, 2020

With technology constantly changing, the Air Force is actively seeking innovative methods to train today’s Airmen with tomorrow’s technology.

Future battles will require these 5 pillars of cyber resilience (Fifth Domain) Mark Vriesenga

Posted on January 24, 2020

Today’s systems (satellites, aircraft, surface ships, ground vehicles, and subsurface vehicles) have large numbers of electronic components including microprocessors, microcontrollers, sensors, actuators, and internal (onboard) and external (off-board) communication networks. Hardening and securing these systems is currently performed using checklist approaches like the Risk Management Framework (RMF) that derive from decades of information technology best […]

He’s no dummy: How this exec built AdventHealth’s simulation team (Orlando Business Journal) Alex Soderstrom

Posted on January 23, 2020

Patrick Connors oversees eight health care facilities across Central Florida. But instead of treating patients, these facilities treat plastic models of humans.

Report names Florida No. 2 state for startups (Business Observer)

Posted on January 21, 2020

Florida took the No. 2 spot in a recent report about the best states in the U.S. to launch a startup.

Central Florida’s Fast Growing High Tech Corridor Attracting Millennials Nationwide, Driving Local Office Market (World Property Journal)

Posted on January 20, 2020

According to new research by global real estate consultant JLL, across Central Florida’s Interstate-4 Corridor, high tech firms’ pursuit of talent has touched off a wave of inbound millennial migration from across the U.S. that shows no signs of slowing soon.

Orlando leaders travel to Tallahassee in Teslas to meet with lawmakers to advocate the region’s priorities.

Posted on January 19, 2020

A convoy of 10 electric vehicles carrying a delegation of elected, business and community leaders traveled to Tallahassee for the opening day of the 2020 legislative session to meet and discuss the region’s priorities with key members of the legislature. 

Orlando Leaders Advocate Regional Priorities to State Lawmakers

Posted on January 17, 2020

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) hosted a delegation of 35 business leaders to proactively advance the Orlando region’s agenda to key members of the legislature in Tallahassee during the opening days of the 2020 legislative session.

Here’s what Orlando sim firms have on the radar for 2020 (Orlando Business Journal – Alex Soderstrom)

Posted on January 17, 2020

Most of the work done by local simulation companies is on behalf of the defense industry. The new budget will allow the defense side of the industry to continue growing, George Cheros, president and CEO of the Orlando-based National Center for Simulation, told Orlando Business Journal. After all, new spending programs and contracts can’t operate without a […]

Dignitas Technologies Lands $99M Defense Training Work

Posted on January 14, 2020

Orlando-based Dignitas Technologies LLC won a $99 million contract to provide two training systems. All of the work for the contract will take place in Orlando, and it’s expected to be finished by January 2025. 

Orange County Convention Center names new executive director (Orlando Business Journal – Susan Lundine)

Posted on January 9, 2020

Mark Tester has been named the new executive director of the Orange County Convention Center, effective Feb. 10.

History Lesson. How did a Navy training base closed after BRAC become Baldwin Park? (David Whitley – Oralndo Sentinel)

Posted on January 7, 2020

…if that paratrooper were alive today, it’s safe to say he wouldn’t recognize the landing zone, which now features a CVS, a Publix and a Five Guys burgers.

Year in review: Largest defense contracts of 2019 (Orlando Business Journal – Alex. Soderstrom)

Posted on December 30, 2019

5. Lockheed lands its first 2019 missile contract on Space Coast, valued at $559M 4. Hellfire, F-35 & laser detection: Lockheed, Northrop score $840.2M in local defense work 3. Lockheed, Northrop snare $1.2B of defense work for F-35s, Hellfire missiles, Advanced Hawkeye 2. Northrop Grumman lands $1.4B defense contract with work in Central Florida 1. […]

Air Force “Open Topic” – Let’s Learn More

Posted on December 29, 2019

Since the introduction of the Open Topic Air Force has awarded more than 900 contracts worth a combined total of approximately $220 million.

Another First in Innovative Contracting – Air Force Virtual Pitch Day ($9.5M) (Sgt. Rachel Waller, United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa Public Affairs)

Posted on December 19, 2019

U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa A8I Operational Innovation Branch and the 764th Enterprising Solutions Squadron awarded their first virtual Pitch Day contract, Dec. 13.

SOFWERX 3D Geospatial Tech Sprint Series

Posted on December 18, 2019

NCS NATION:  Open to Industry, Academia and National Labs: Objective:  Further automate production and dissemination of 3D geospatial data in OGC CDB format to accelerate content creation and meet Warfighter needs for tactical terrain data in open industry standard formats. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) industry standards enable interoperability of geospatial data across systems and applications that […]

NCS Core Competency is supporting Tech Transfer from DoD work to Commercial Sector.

Posted on December 15, 2019

Here is another great example. The smell of success: How military work can lead to commercial opportunities (Orlando Business Journal – Alex Soderstrom) Orlando is the MS&T capital of the world, and the industry is valued at $6 billion locally. A heavy cluster of MS&T firms exists at Central Florida Research Park, which houses the nation’s […]

Catchin Up with the Exec: Luminar Technologies Inc. Chief Technology Officer Jason Eichenholz (Orlando Business Journal)

Posted on December 15, 2019

Nice artcle with our neighbor Jason Eichenholz. Although Eichenholz said there is progress to be made before we have fully autonomous vehicles, the industry is fast-emerging, expected to be worth $556 billion by 2026, according to Allied Market Research.