NCS News Desk

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 […]

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:… Visit at

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:… Visit at