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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 […]

2010 Interservice/Industry Golf League (IIGL)

Posted on March 5, 2010 in Event News,

  For over 30 years, the Interservice/Industry Golf League has provided a venue for friendly competition and networking with colleagues in the Simulation and Training industry.  The league is currently looking for new teams, or players to help fill up existing teams. Where: Determined by league vote before season starts, but we are currently entertaining […]

NCS Supports Veterans Advisory Council

Posted on March 5, 2010 in General News,

On March 4, 2010 at Orlando City Hall, Thomas L. Baptiste, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret), President/Executive Director, National Center for Simulation pledged his support to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Veterans Advisory Council.

Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Nona

Posted on March 4, 2010 in General News,

This world class Memorial is to be located adjacent to the new VA Medical Center (VAMC) across from the south entrance of the center at a beautiful location facing a lake.  On nearby VA property will be a chapel, long-term care residence and parking.  Design is being coordinated to be consistent with the design of […]

Arturo Barreto Awarded Vince & Beth Amico Scholarship at UCF

Posted on February 24, 2010 in General News,

On Wednesday, February 24, 2010 the National Center for Simulation (NCS) awarded one of its annual scholarships to Arturo Barreto, first year student of the University of Central Florida.  Arturo was the happy recipient of the Vince & Beth Amico Scholarship for Modeling and Simulation awarded through UCF.  NCS has made bi-annual awards through the University of […]

Talking With: Tom Baptiste, new chief of the National Center for Simulation

Posted on February 23, 2010 in General News,

Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel February 21 2010 Tom Baptiste, 58, is the new executive director of the National Center for Simulation, a Central Florida advocacy group for the high-tech training industry. The retired Air Force general took the job in January. He spoke with Sentinel staff writer Richard Burnett. The complete article can be viewed […]

Cubic Corp. pitches new Orlando high-tech training center to police, security personnel

Posted on February 23, 2010 in General News,

Defense contractor Cubic Corporation has established a new tactical training facility in Orlando as part of an effort to diversify its business and secure more non-defense high-tech training deals, officials said recently. The complete article can be viewed at: Richard Burnett – Orl Sentinel Feb 22nd By Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel February 22 2010, 10:51 AM […]

Annual NCS General Membership Meeting

Posted on February 18, 2010 in General News,

  The National Center for Simulation has scheduled a general membership meeting for Tuesday, April 6th at Stoneybrook East Country Club from 4:00- 7:00 PM.  This event is open to all NCS members, and will be an excellent opportunity to meet the new President/ Executive Director, LtGen Tom Baptiste, USAF (Ret).  Please join us for this very […]

The Honorable Suzanne Kosmas invites NCS to Washington D.C.

Posted on February 12, 2010 in President's Corner,

The Honorable Suzanne M. Kosmas (Florida District 24) invited the National Center for Simulation (NCS) to brief the Economic Impact of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) on the Florida Economy to her colleagues on the Hill!……

Letter to the Honorable Suzanne Kosmas

Posted on February 12, 2010 in President's Corner,

Dear Representative Kosmas: Thank you for hosting the National Center for Simulation (NCS) and our Industry Team on 3 Feb 10 to brief the Impact of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) on the Florida Economy…..

The National Center for Simulation Announces New President and Executive Director

Posted on February 11, 2010 in President's Corner,

The National Center for Simulation (NCS) is pleased to announce that it has hired retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom Baptiste as its President and Executive Director. Baptiste brings a wealth of knowledge and strategic vision to the world-renowned Simulation Center. While on active duty, Baptiste (a combat proven fighter pilot) commanded with distinction at […]

Orlando VA hospital will be national hub for medical simulation training

Posted on February 11, 2010 in General News,

By Fernando Quintero, Orlando Sentinel February 9 2010, 4:33 PM EST The new Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Lake Nona has been selected as the national site for medical simulation training, bringing jobs and further prestige to the region’s emerging “medical city.” The complete article can be viewed at:http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/os-va-hospital-simulation-center-2… Visit OrlandoSentinel.com at http://www.orlandosentinel.com

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