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KSC seeking Employers hiring Engineers, Engineering Technicians for Job Fair

Posted on April 20, 2010 in General News,

KSC is looking for Companies interested in participating in an upcoming Job Fair. In anticipation of the retirement of the Space Shuttle, the KSC Human Resources Office has partnered with Brevard Workforce to host a virtual (internet based) job fair as well as an on-site physical job fair. These job fairs are being offered to […]

Medical Simulation- Interview with President/ Executive Director Tom Baptiste

Posted on April 19, 2010 in General News,

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. 

Command-Level Decision Making for Transit Emergency Managers

Posted on April 16, 2010 in General News,

Transportation Research Board of the National Academies Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has issued a request for proposals to develop a scenario-based training system compliant with federal standards including the National Incident Management System, the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program, and other relevant transit industry standards and regulations. Proposals are due June 2, 2010. Click […]

UCF awarded $7.6 million for digital medical records system

Posted on April 8, 2010 in General News,

The University of Central Florida‘s College of Medicine has been awarded more than $7 million to build a regional electronic medical-records system that promises to make health care more efficient and less costly. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that UCF will receive nearly $7.7 million, as one of 28 nonprofits […]

Local Simulation Industry Marks Historic Training Pact

Posted on April 6, 2010 in General News,

    Orlando’s training-simulation industry recently marked an improbable 60-year anniversary of what may be the longest military interagency collaboration on record.  Officials gathered last month at the Central Florida Research Park to commemorate a 1950 Army-Navy training pact that launched what is considered the nation’s largest high-tech training industry. The complete article can be […]

Calling for Nominations for the 2010 Governor’s Business Diversification Awards

Posted on April 1, 2010 in General News,

On behalf of Governor Charlie Crist, Enterprise Florida is calling for nominations for the 2010 Governor’s Business Diversification Awards, which recognize Florida companies in emerging and high-technology industries for their outstanding contributions to the state’s economic growth. The awards will be presented during Industry Appreciation Week, held annually in September. (Date TBD). Deadline for nomination […]

Optimizing Healthcare Processes

Posted on March 30, 2010 in General News,

Executive Healthcare Magazine, Q2, 2010 Bill Nordgren, Flexsim Software Products, Inc., explains how healthcare has gone Master Black Belt, “Staffing issues such as too many patients per nurse, not enough housekeeping personnel and overtime policies all affect the patient length of stay (LOS) and directly increase costs”. By definition a Master Black Belt (MBB) has […]

Biotech boom: Virtual Reality Medical Center

Posted on March 30, 2010 in General News,

When Mark Wiederhold, president of San Diego-based Virtual Reality Medical Center, decided to open a new east coast office in 2007, he chose Orlando for its established simulation industry.  Virtual Reality uses simulation to treat mental-health disorders, aid physical and mental rehabilitation, and train health care providers. Its Orlando office has seven employees, one of […]

Strong Partnership, Great Jobs, and Saving Lives of America's Military Heroes

Posted on March 26, 2010 in General News,

Last Friday, March 19, 2010, Central Florida hosted the 60th Anniversary Celebration of an Interservice Agreement between the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.  For the Central Florida Region, this 60-year agreement has resulted in positive economic impact by producing thousands of high-wage-high-skill-high-value jobs.  During the program, Captain Harry “Smokey” Robinson, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer, NAWCTSD/NSA […]

Cubic defense unit gets $13M in US military contracts to build simulator systems

Posted on March 25, 2010 in General News,

By Associated Press ORLANDO, FLA. (AP) — A defense unit of Cubic Corp., whose electronics are used in defense systems and for collecting fares on mass transit, got nearly $13 million in U.S. Army contracts to build simulator systems, the company said Monday. The complete article can be viewed at:http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/nationworld/sns-ap-us-cubic-cont… Visit OrlandoSentinel.com at http://www.orlandosentinel.com

Bradley Fighting Vehicle simulator work boosts Cubic Corp's Orlando unit

Posted on March 25, 2010 in General News,

By Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel Cubic Corp.’s Orlando high-tech training division has landed a series of Army deals worth nearly $13 million to produce equipment for Bradley Fighting Vehicle training systems, the company said Monday. The complete article can be viewed at:http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-cubic-corp-orlando-bradley-de… Visit OrlandoSentinel.com at http://www.orlandosentinel.com

Northrop Grumman Corps Apopka unit lands latest order in defense laser work worth nearly $600 million

Posted on March 24, 2010 in General News,

By Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel Northrop Grumman Corp.’s defense laser operation in suburban Orlando has received a $142.7 million order to provide laser weapons-targeting systems to the U.S. Army, the company said this week. The complete article can be viewed at:http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-northrop-grumman-corp-laser-d… Visit OrlandoSentinel.com at http://www.orlandosentinel.com

High-tech training industry says it could absorb many shuttle job losses

Posted on March 18, 2010 in General News,

With thousands of Space Coast workers facing unemployment as the space shuttle program winds down, Orlando’s military-training industry says it has jobs for many them. With thousands of Space Coast workers facing unemployment as the U.S. space-shuttle program winds down, Orlando’s high-tech military-training industry says it has jobs for many of those who will be […]

Engineering & Computer Simulations- 2010 Florida Small Business of the Year

Posted on March 17, 2010 in General News,

Engineering & Computer Simulations Inc was recently chosen as the 2010 Florida Small Business of the Year by the SBA, which cited the company for its sales growth, profitability and work-force expansion.  It is the latest in a string of achievements by the company in recent years, including rankings among other companies on the Inc. […]

High-tech training deal with Saudi Arabia boosts Cubic Corp’s Orlando unit

Posted on March 17, 2010 in General News,

Cubic Corp.’s Orlando high-tech training division has landed a contract worth more than $30 million to produce small-arms simulation training systems for Saudi Arabia, the company said Wednesday. The complete article can be viewed at:   http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-cubic-corp-wins-deal-saudi-arabia-20100317,0,1075082.story   By Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel March 17 2010, 11:31 AM EDT Visit OrlandoSentinel.com at http://www.orlandosentinel.com  

Get Googling- Orlando Call to Action

Posted on March 17, 2010 in General News,

As you may have heard, Google is looking for a City like ours to test their experimental ultra high speed internet network.  They’re offering The City of Orlando the chance to be home to the fastest internet connection in the world. That means our residents and businesses would have access to an internet connection 100 times […]

CSC- Natl Security Agency: Opportunities in Tech Transfer Technologies & Methods

Posted on March 17, 2010 in General News,

My name is Matt Perry and I am with CSC.  I am responsible for the technology transfer that is being released by the National Security Agency.  I am going to be in Orlando for the SPIE sensor show and while we are in town we would like to try and meet with some local companies […]

AEgis Technologies Presents at IEEE/AIAA Conference on NASA M&S

Posted on March 17, 2010 in General News,

Huntsville, Alabama (March 15, 2010) –  AEgis Technologies Group made a presentation in Big Sky, Montana, entitled “The Unique Aspects of Simulation Verification and Validation” at the 2010 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference co-sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).  The development of the publication was a collaborative […]

NCS and the Fiscal 2011 Congressional Appropriations Process

Posted on March 10, 2010 in President's Corner,

A strategic objective and core mission of NCS is to sponsor member company project proposals to Congressional leaders for Fiscal Year Appropriation Plus-ups.  For the FY 2011 Appropriations cycle, the NCS Board of Directors (BOD) approved process can be viewed in detail by clicking the attached files.

The Fifth Annual I/ITSEC Serious Games Showcase & Challenge

Posted on March 10, 2010 in General News,

Call for Serious Games Entries:  Serious Game developers are invited to submit their original PC-based serious game to the Fifth Annual I/ITSEC Serious Games Showcase & Challenge. The goal of the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge is to promote innovative game-based solutions to training problems. Finalists in the Serious Game Showcase & Challenge will be selected […]

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