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Squad Overmatch named Team Orlando Collaboration Award winner

Collaborating to save the lives of soldiers: Squad Overmatch

Last month, the Team Orlando Executive Board announced the inaugural winner of the Team Orlando Collaboration Award, recognizing Squad Overmatch Study.

obw-Squad Overmatch-2-web Squad Overmatch took part in the Operation Blended Warrior event at this year’s I/ITSEC.

Squad Overmatch […]

December 14th, 2016|

Government-developed serious games lead the awards field

Serious games are serious business. This year’s Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) announced and recognized the 2016 winners at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the world’s largest conference for modeling and simulation on Dec. 1.

sgsc2016winners-web A great year for Serious Games Showcase & […]

December 14th, 2016|

NAWCTSD’s Rob Matthews recognized by NTSA for Lifetime Achievement

NTSA president RADM James Robb, USN (Ret) presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Rob Matthews, Deputy Technical Director for NAWCTSD. NTSA president RADM James Robb, USN (Ret) presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Rob Matthews, Deputy Technical Director for NAWCTSD.

National Training and Simulation Association presented its annual […]

December 14th, 2016|

Proposed aviation integrated system provides critical feedback

Ever since the first aircraft was used in battle during the Italo-Turkish War in 1911, aerial superiority has played a decisive role in determining victory on the battlefield.

Since then, realistic training for combined arms has become increasingly important to achieving that success from the air.

By Rick Gregory, PEO STRI Strategic Communications Support Staff


December 14th, 2016|

Congresswoman-elect Murphy visits Team Orlando

congresswoman-stephanie-murphyFollowing an exciting week for Team Orlando at I/ITSEC, on Monday, Dec. 5, Congresswoman-elect Stephanie Murphy, her chief of staff, Brad Howard, and district director, Lauren Allen, met with Lt. Gen. (Ret) Tom Baptiste, president/CEO, NCS; Capt. Erik Etz, commander, NAWCTSD/NSA Orlando; Dr. Dan Holsenbeck, senior […]

December 14th, 2016|

I/ITSEC: A great showcase for Central Florida STEM advocates

Once again, the STEM Pavilion was jumping at this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Numerous booths, put together by the Central Florida STEM Council, Serious Game Showcase & Challenge, and the Future Leaders Pavilion, drew in thousands of visitors over the four days.

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December 14th, 2016|

CPAG Defense Forum Breakfast on Jan. 13

The annual Defense Forum Breakfast hosted by the Combined Professionals Associations Group is Friday, Jan. 13 at the Holiday Inn University and will feature Team Orlando leaders Chérie Smith, Deputy PEO STRI; Captain Erik “Rock” Etz, NAWCTSD commander; Colonel Brad “Critter” Crites, AFAMS commander; and Colonel Walt Yates, PM TRASYS.

Each year at the breakfast, these […]

December 14th, 2016|

NCS news: Election results and HOF deadline

NCS-Feature-Pic-wThe National Center for Simulation held its fall election for four seats on its board of directors. Three of the four seats were filled with directors currently serving: Steve Painter, Hank Okraski and Terry Kohl; while one director, Dr. Lee Lacy, was newly elected.

Lacy is no stranger […]

December 14th, 2016|

Team Orlando members to take part in OTRONICON

otroniconSince 2006, the (O)rlando Elec(tron)ic (I)nteractive Entertainment (Con)vention, better known as OTRONICON, has explored the science, art, technology, careers and fun behind simulation, robotics, video games, virtual reality and digital media. This year, Jan. 13-16, multiple industry partners including Team Orlando members, will gather at the Orlando […]

December 14th, 2016|

Getting Serious About Serious Games

Featured-Image---SGS&CFollowing the 2005 I/ITSEC, then Naval Air Warfare Commanding Officer Capt. Larry McCracken requested a different kind of special event to address three existing issues coalescing into serious games — government entities were unsure of gaming as an instructional form of media; industry wasn’t sure of serious […]

November 22nd, 2016|