NCS News Desk

NCS Breakfast with Congressman Bill Posey

Posted on July 28, 2009 in Event News,

Please join us on August 28, 2009 for breakfast with Congressman Bill Posey.  The event starts at 8AM and is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. CONGRESSMAN BILL POSEY [FL-15] Congressman Bill Posey represents Florida’s 15th Congressional District.  He serves on the Financial Services Committee and its two subcommittees on Capital Markets, Insurance, […]

Joint ADL CO-Lab ImplementationFest 2009

Posted on July 22, 2009 in Event News,

Make plans now to join over 300 other learning/education/training professionals from DoD, government, industry, and academia for the 9th Annual ADL ImplementationFest from 18- 20 August at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL. ImplementationFest 2009 will address the newest capabilities for supporting the distributed learning needs of warfighters and discuss the distributed learning activities […]

Wounded Warriors, Rehabilitation and Technology

Posted on July 8, 2009 in General News,

MS&T Magazine has an interesting article that discusses SECTER virtual world and PTSD: Reliving the horrors of war might not seem like the best way to rehabilitate US armed forces personnel suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But when just such a therapeutic approach is conducted in the safe environment of a virtual world, initial […]

Meet Congressman Grayson- Monday, June 22nd

Posted on June 22, 2009 in Event News,

Congressman Alan Grayson and Organic Motion cordially invite you to attend a Technology Showcase at UCF/IST hosted by Organic Motion to view a major advancement in military simulation and training. Come see the world’s first human tracking system to incorporate soldiers’ every move into virtual training simulations without the need for any special suits and/or […]

Joint Medical Simulation Technology R&D Center

Posted on June 12, 2009 in General News,

The Joint Medical Simulation Technology Research and Development Center (JMSTRDC) will serve as the principal center and focal point for collaboration between the primary defense organizations conducting research and development activities in medical modeling and simulation for training, therapy, and rehabilitation. This will be a joint cooperative initiative that will support research projects, teamwork, and […]

Free June Training to Dislocated Media Workers

Posted on June 5, 2009 in General News,

Once again, the Employ Florida Banner Center for Digital Media is pleased to announce FREE digital media training courses, leading to basic certifications in professional video editing (with Final Cut Pro 6) and digital image manipulation (using Photoshop CS4). These courses are being offered to assist dislplaced workers in upgrading their skills to find new […]

4th Annual NCS Golf Tournament Pictures – Updated

Posted on May 21, 2009 in Event News,

Thanks to everyone for making the 4th Annual NCS Scholarship Golf Tournament on May 8, 2009 a success! Click on a thumbnail below for a larger picture:

NCS Breakfast with Rep. Suzanne Kosmas – June 2nd

Posted on May 18, 2009 in Event News,

Please join us as we welcome our new Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas to our “Team Orlando” simulation and training community! In addition to the Congresswoman, we will also have a presentation by Ms. Beth Pettitt, who is the Division Chief for Soldier Simulation Environments at the Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC) here in Orlando.  Ms. […]

Army fields new MRAP rollover trainers

Posted on May 13, 2009 in General News,

From The U.S. military is fielding a new vehicle rollover simulator to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The simulator is the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Egress Trainer, or MET, and is the military’s latest initiative to prepare troops how to react in the event of a rollover. According to Army statistics, there were 144 non-hostile-related MRAP […]

Workforce Central Florida Summer Intership Program

Posted on April 26, 2009 in General News,

With more than $3 million in stimulus funds under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA (WCF) has created the Summer Job Connection, a program that will pay the wages of 1,200 economically disadvantaged young adults ages 16 – 24 to work with local employers. WCF will pay the wages of the young […]

Manufacturing & Simulation Exchange 2009

Posted on April 2, 2009 in Event News,

MACF, NCS, and SAIC are presenting the Manufacturing & Simulation Exchange on  Thursday, July 23, 2009 from 5:00PM – 7:30PM. Food will be catered by Bubbalou’s BBQ. Tickets are $35 per person for members and $45 per person for non-members. Tradeshow Table Sponsor – $300 ($400 for non-members) includes: two meal tickets, your table-top display, […]

Fake Patients, Real Challenge

Posted on March 12, 2009 in General News,

From Florida Trend: The model for training surgeons once was, “See one. Do one. Teach one.” Trouble is, seeing one surgical procedure doesn’t mean you’ve seen all the ways that operation can turn out. Better to see as many as possible and practice a lot before touching a real live patient. That’s where the University […]

Firms train sights on military contract

Posted on March 3, 2009 in General News,

From the Orlando Sentinel: “Only a month after it was announced, the Army’s latest multibillion-dollar simulation training deal is becoming a magnet for new companies seeking to join a key Central Florida industry. STOC II – the Simulation and Training Omnibus Contract II – has sent a buzz through the region’s high-tech training community. More […]

Award Notice: STOC II Awards were made on 27 January 2009

Posted on February 2, 2009 in General News,

Awards were made to 142 different companies across the Full & Open and Small Business Set-Aside Lots. A complete listing of all contract awardees by Lot:

Training, UAVs, Key to Army Aviation in the Field

Posted on January 14, 2009 in General News,

From the ASD-Network: Army aviation commanders discussed the importance of continual training and the value of unmanned aerial vehicles in the field at the Association of the United States Army’s Aviation Symposium and Exposition Jan. 8. Col. Daniel Ball, chief of G-3 aviation, United States Armed Forces Command, led a panel discussion on the commander’s […]

Above and Beyond

Posted on January 6, 2009 in General News,

The laws of attraction were at work when government corporation Airservices Australia needed to introduce a new air traffic control tower simulator as part of its training program at the Airservices Australia Learning Academy. Airservices used a ‘pull’ approach to partner with simulation specialists Adacel, drawing intellectual energy to their Air Traffic Control Tower Simulator […]

Okraski Receives Clarkson University's Top Alumni Honor

Posted on January 6, 2009 in General News,

Henry C. Okraski of Winter Park, Fla., a consultant for the simulation industry, has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson’s most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have […]

Raydon wins military contract over larger rivals

Posted on January 6, 2009 in General News,

From the Orlando Sentinel: Military training contractor Raydon Corp. has snagged a contract potentially worth $46 million to perform various support services for war-game simulators used by the armed forces, the company said Tuesday. The Daytona Beach-based high-tech company beat a number of bigger rivals to win the three-year deal, which involves testing, maintaining and […]

Lockheed Martin to acquire Unitech

Posted on January 6, 2009 in General News,

Thanks to the Orlando Business Journal for this news: Lockheed Martin Corp. announced it has entered an agreement to acquire Universal Systems & Technology Inc., also known as Unitech. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Lockheed Martin’s simulation, training and support division in Orlando will manage Unitech’s 400 employees. Unitech is a Centreville, […]

Medical Simulation Corp Announces Partnership With USF

Posted on December 2, 2008 in General News,

Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) announces a new partnership with the University of South Florida (USF) to provide simulation training and education services for USF Health hospital partners and for local and national health professionals seeking continuing medical education. The MSC SimSuite Education Center is located at Tampa General Hospital, a major teaching affiliate of USF […]