NCS News Desk

Lt Gen (Ret) Baptiste speaks to over 200 people at Community Breakfast

Posted on June 18, 2010 in President's Corner,

On Friday, 18 Jun 10, Lt Gen (Ret) Baptiste was featured as the keynote speaker at a Community Breakfast hosted by Dr. John Hitt, President UCF.  The Theme of the presentation was the Economic Impact of the Modeling, Simulation and Training (MS&T) Industry in Florida.  In addition to outreach and education to a wider audience, the […]

Lockheed's Orlando units awarded deals worth $14 million from Army

Posted on June 16, 2010 in General News,

Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s Orlando operations have landed new business worth nearly $14 million to perform maintenance and equipment support services to the Army and Navy, the Department of Defense said this week. The Army awarded Lockheed Missiles & Fire Control Orlando a contract worth $7.9 million for inspection, refurbishment and other high-tech maintenance work related […]

OMB Rejects NTSA-led effort to establish NAICS codes for M&S Industry–Call for Action

Posted on June 14, 2010 in General News,

To all NCS Members: Below is a request from RADM (Ret) Fred Lewis, President NTSA, for all NCS Member companies to write to the OMB, Executive Office of the President and protest a decision by the Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC) to reject the NTSA-led and NCS endorsed effort to establish NAICS codes for the M&S Industry.  […]

SAAB defense training-company expands, adds jobs in UCF Research Park

Posted on June 10, 2010 in General News,

By Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel Defense simulation contractor Saab Training USA has expanded its east Orange County operation and plans to add nearly three dozen jobs over several years, a local economic development agency said Tuesday. The complete article can be viewed at:,0,2536469.story Visit at

MS&T Presentation to Young Professionals Advisory Council

Posted on June 7, 2010 in President's Corner,

On 3 Jun 10, Lt Gen (Ret) Baptiste briefed the Young Professionals Advisory Council of the Central Florida Partnership on the Economic Impact of MS&T on Florida.  For reactions to the brief, click on the attachment.

"Leading East Orlando Forward", an Article by Corey Gehrold, Insight Magazine

Posted on June 2, 2010 in President's Corner,

Lt Gen (Ret) Baptiste and the Modeling and Simulation Industry are featured in an Article by Corey Gehrold, “Leading East Orlando Forward”.  To read more click on the attached link.

VA Search for a National Medical Director for new MS&T COE at Lake Nona

Posted on May 26, 2010 in General News,

Job Title: NATIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR – NATIONAL CENTER FOR SIMULATION TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND RESEARCH Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Job Announcement Number: VHA-NATIONAL-01-10-DR     Salary Range: SALARY WILL BE DETERMINED BY COMPENSATION PANEL Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15 Open Period: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 to Friday, June 25, 2010 Position […]

NCS Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament

Posted on May 18, 2010 in Event News,

NCS Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament had a great turnout and raised over $ 4,000 for the Vince Amico and Hank Okraski scholarships!  Thank you participants and sponsors for your generous contributions.

Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinical Trial Award

Posted on May 12, 2010 in General News,

The Fiscal Year 2010 (FY 10) Defense Appropriations Act provides approximately $8.5M to fund two to three Clinical Trial Award applications focused on Cognitive Rehabilitative Therapy for members and former members of the armed forces. These trials will be funded through the FY 10 Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program, administered through the US […]

Lawyers for Warriors

Posted on May 12, 2010 in General News,

Mission: To provide pro bono legal representation to troops who are deployed in hostile fire zones.  See their first newsletter attached.

Virtual Job Fair Open to Employers today

Posted on May 12, 2010 in General News,

KSC TRANSITION EVENTS What is KSC Transition? Kennedy Space Center, in partnership with Brevard Workforce, are sponsoring transition events to assist the impacted contractor workforce as a result of the retirement of the Space Shuttle Program. We are currently seeking local employers in both the private and public sectors as well as employers from within […]

Lockheed to expand, create 100 new jobs

Posted on May 10, 2010 in General News,

Lockheed Martin Corp. wants to spend $2.4 million to renovate and equip a 64,000-square-foot industrial building in the city of West Melbourne and create 100 jobs. View full article

Kennedy Space Center Virtual Job Fair

Posted on May 6, 2010 in General News,

Kennedy Space Center Virtual Job Fair Hosted by NASA in conjunction with Brevard Workforce No cost to Employers or Job Seekers This Virtual Job Fair is a two-week-long 24/7 online recruiting tool for showcasing your jobs to the transitioning aerospace workforce. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Employers can register beginning May 10, 2010   Live dates for Job Seekers: […]

Prime Time for Medical Simulation

Posted on May 5, 2010 in General News,

For decades, pilots and soldiers have come to rely on simulators to help them sharpen their professional skills. Today doctors, nurses and other medical staff are beginning to see the benefits of simulation in training on the job. After decades of quiet advancements, medical simulation is now emerging as a viable addition to the “hands […]

Interview with Jennifer Thompson, Insight Magazine

Posted on May 4, 2010 in President's Corner,

Jennifer Thompson and President of the National Center for Simulation, Lt Gen (Ret) Tom Baptiste, discuss the future of the medical modeling and simulation industry in Orlando.  View:

Outcome of Three (3) STOC II Update Sessions with Industry

Posted on May 4, 2010 in Event News,

On 8 Apr and 4 May 10, Rob Reyenga, Deputy Program Executive Officer and Joe Giunta, Director, Acquisition Center/ Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting (PARC) at PEO STRI provided STOC II qualified company representatives an update on the STOC II Omnibus contract.  The third and final session was held on 27 May 10 with Mark St. Moritz standing in […]

NCS Membership is growing steadily in 2010! Not a Member–we want to talk with you!

Posted on May 3, 2010 in General News,

During the first 5 1/2 months of 2010, NCS Membership has grown by 20% with the addition of 27 New Members.  To view a list of all 27 new Members, click on the attached file. As of: 18 Jun 10

April 2010 Team Orlando Newsletter

Posted on April 28, 2010 in General News,

The April 2010 issue of the Team Orlando 10-4 newsletter is now available.  Featured stories for April include Defense GameTech Users’ Conference Post Report and Celebrating Partnership. Read about upcoming events, conference updates, and other announcements.  To view click here: www.teamorlando.orgletter or open the attached .pdf file.

GrowFL Second- Stage CEO Summit; April 28th Orlando, FL

Posted on April 23, 2010 in General News,

Taking Florida Companies to the Next Level Cultivating growth companies across the state is the mission of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, funded by the Florida Legislature at the University of Central Florida and involving a host of partners committed to local delivery of statewide services to help second-stage companies achieve their potential. At no […]

International Conference on Business Incubation; May 16- 19 Orlando, FL

Posted on April 23, 2010 in General News,

No matter how long you’ve been in the industry, NBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation is a can’t-miss event. Whether you need help in developing an incubator or want to refresh your established program, you will get insights from experienced practitioners in Orlando May 16-19. Need a reason to attend NBIA’s conference? We’ll give you […]