Posted on June 27, 2019 in General News,
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) Bill “Roto” Reuter (R-Squared Solutions), NCS Member Raymond Negron (Tenosar) and Greg Schuckman (UCF Government Relations). The delegation met with a cross-section of Modeling and Simulation Caucus and members/stafff of the Florida Congressional Delegation. Topics covered during the meetings included the Natioanal Defense Authorization Act, Defense Appropriations. STEM Education and several other items of importance to the Central Florida region. The delegation met with members and/or staffs of the following Congressional offices:
– Rep. Dan Webster (FL), Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL)*, Rep. Michael Waltz (FL), Sen. Rick Scott (FL), Sen. Marco Rubio (FL), Rep. John Rutherford (FL), Rep. Martha Roby (AL)*, Rep. Bobby Scott (VA)*, Rep. Darren Soto (FL)*.
The NCS delegation wrapped up their visit to Capitol Hill by participating in a Panel Discussion hosted by the Modeling and Simulation Caucus and its Co-Chairs. U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy and Congressman Bobby Scott provided remarks to Congressional staffs and visitors stressing the importance of Modeling and Simulation. NCS President George Cheros participated in a panel discussion from organizational leaders across Government and industry on the areas of healthcare, education, workforce development and national defense. The panel was moderated by Adm. James Robb, President of the National Training and Simulation Association.