NCS News Desk

KPMG’s new $450 million employee training hub is a locus of experience design

Posted on February 9, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Welcome home!” That’s the greeting every KPMG employee gets when they arrive at the firm’s new 800,000-square-foot training complex in Orlando, Florida. Inaugurated in January, the so-called KPMG Lakehouse serves as a professional development and innovation hub for the accounting, tax, and advisory firm’s 32,000 US-based employees and partners.

Lakeland Aerospace Center for Excellence Inspires Next-Generation Industry Professionals

Posted on February 9, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Nestled between springs and cow pastures in the heart of the Florida High Tech Corridor, lies a nationally recognized nonprofit that is changing the way Floridians study and celebrate aerospace and aviation.

Army Research Lab Top 10 2019 Future Technologies

Posted on February 8, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Provided by Warrior Maven: This Video of Top Army Research Lab Science and Technology programs was produced by the Army Research Laboratory

Grant provides transportation funding for STARBASE Academy (Hometown News)

Posted on January 31, 2020 in Uncategorized,

Brevard County’s own STARBASE Academy officially opened on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Patrick Space Force Base. Only the second location in Florida, STARBASE is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Enrichment Academy founded by the Department of Defense (DoD). Students from Brevard Public Schools will be transported to the new facility thanks to a […]

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

Posted on January 31, 2020 in Uncategorized,


Training Revolution (Airman)

Posted on January 29, 2020 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

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 in Uncategorized,

…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 in Uncategorized,

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. […]