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Florida Cabinet approves purchase for UCF partnership building

The Florida Cabinet approved the $19.1 million purchase of the 123,391 SF Resource Square II office building by the University of Central Florida. This effort culminates a 4-year effort by the Metro Orlando Defense Task Force (MODTF) to move all Team Orlando military modeling, simulation and […]

July 18th, 2017|General News|

Cutting-edge capabilities shown at Special Operations Forces Industry Conference

Pictured from left to right are Left to right: CAPT Frank Michael, USN (Ret) Senior Vice President, Program Development National Defense Industrial Association; General Craig R. McKinley, USAF (Ret) President, National Defense Industrial Association; Dr. Neal Finkelstein, chief engineer Army Research Lab; Kelly Stratton-Feix and Acting […]

May 31st, 2017|General News|

Saint Leo University leadership visits Team Orlando

By Neal Finkelstein, Ph.D., Chief Engineer, ARL-Orlando

On May 4, 2017, the leadership team of Saint Leo University visited Team Orlando for an exchange of information. Located between Lakeland and Tampa, Florida, Saint Leo now serves more than 16,000 students from 49 states and 86 countries. Dr. Bill Lennox, president of Saint Leo, gave […]

May 17th, 2017|General News|

PEO STRI, Team Orlando community mourns loss of two leaders

PEO STRI and the Team Orlando community was saddened to hear the news of the loss of two of its former leaders: MG Francisco Espaillat (left) and MG (Ret) John John Michitsch.

The Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) family, comprising current and former […]

April 18th, 2017|General News|

NCS hosts Congresswoman Murphy’s inaugural MS&T advisory board meeting

On April 13, the National Center for Simulation (NCS) hosted the inaugural meeting for Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy’s Modeling, Simulation and Training Industry Advisory Board. The purpose of these periodic meetings is to update selected industry CEOs on the state of affairs on Capitol Hill, and to seek […]

April 18th, 2017|General News|

West Point cadets tour ARL-Orlando, learn about Team Orlando

Special submission by Michelle Milliner, ARL-Orlando PAO, and Dr. Kristy Murray, Team Orlando STEM Advocate

West Point cadets visited the Army Research Lab Orlando where Col. Harold Buhl introduced the hierarchy of Research and Development Command and the Acquisition pathways. Photo credit: ARL-Orlando

While attending the 2017 Symposium […]

April 18th, 2017|General News, STEM|

EDC gets name change, now Orlando Economic Partnership

The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, a Team Orlando member and strong advocate for the modeling, simulation and training industry, has a new name — the Orlando Economic Partnership. The name for the new integrated entity, which resulted in the merger of the Central Florida Partnership and […]

April 18th, 2017|General News|

Chérie Smith, deputy PEO, “foot stomps” about the need for interoperability

For several years, the Combined Professional Associations Group has hosted the annual Defense Forum Breakfast and invited Team Orlando leadership to address industry attendees on what’s happening in each of their commands — staff changes, challenges, successes and expectations for the coming year. This year’s speakers included Chérie Smith, SES, deputy program executive officer for […]

March 14th, 2017|General News|

BRIDG sensor and imager fabrication lab opening soon

BRIDG will open its new state-of-the-art facility at the end of March. The 109,000-square-foot facility will be one of the most advanced fabrication labs in the world for sensors and imagers.

BRIDG Sensors fabrication lab ICAMR is the former name. The new BRIDG brand launched January 2017.

In this […]

March 14th, 2017|General News|

NCS to induct 2017 class of Modeling & Simulation Hall of Fame

The National Center for Simulation announced the 2017 class of the Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame who will be recognized in a special ceremony planned for June 29 at the Orange County Convention Center — home of the Hall of Fame Wall of Honor. Those five individuals are:

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March 14th, 2017|General News|