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Merger of CF Partnership and Orlando EDC is official!

New organization will enhance economic opportunities, business climate and quality of life in the Orlando region.

The Orlando region will now benefit from the sharp focus of a newly merged economic development and chamber entity. Its top priorities include creating high-wage jobs, expanding Central Florida’s global reach and […]

February 14th, 2017|General News|

I/ITSEC: Great platform for sharing technologies, collaborating

As Team Orlando kicked off 2017, the Services were still basking in the opportunities and achievements that came with the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the world’s largest convention that focuses on training systems, education, and simulation technologies. I/ITSEC celebrated its 50-year anniversary, while the year also commemorated the 75th anniversary of […]

February 14th, 2017|General News|

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|General News|

Army Research Lab HRED excited about partnerships with small businesses

Special submission from Army Research Lab

Team Orlando-ARL-new contractOn July 28, the Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate awarded a multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (MA ID/IQ) simulation and training engineering services (STES) contract with a ceiling of $134M.
This five-year, small business set-aside was […]

August 11th, 2016|General News|

NCS announces membership night, election

Fall Membership Night on October 26

National Center for Simulation president and CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret) Tom Baptiste announced that NCS Fall Membership Night is Wednesday, October 26, 2016, in Partnership III, Room 233, 3039 Technology Parkway, Orlando, FL from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Those members or guests […]

July 14th, 2016|General News|

Orlando VAMC Leaders Sign Pledge

Team-Orlando-Tim-Leizert-VA-Access-Declaration-Signing-wImproving access to health care is the organizational priority of the Veterans Health Administration. Recently the Orlando VA Medical Center (VAMC) joined with other VA medical centers across America to sign a VA declaration to increase veterans’ access to healthcare. The pledge is a promise to focus […]

June 12th, 2016|General News|

Etz assumes command of NSA Orlando/NAWCTSD

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

Naval Air Support (NSA) Orlando/Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) new Commanding Officer Captain Erik “Rock” Etz, following his command pinning, wrapped up his remarks with, “Admirals – the NAWCTSD and NSA Orlando teams are ready to rock!” initiating giggles and cheers from the crowd in attendance.


May 9th, 2016|General News|

PEO STRI activates joint medical MS&T office

Team-Orlando-PEOSTRI-Joint-Medical-MS&T-office Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, Major General Jonathan A. Maddux (left), and Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable) Chris Todd (Photo by Doug Schaub)

On April 8, PEO STRI activated the Joint Project Management Office for Medical Modeling and Simulation (JPMO MMS) and established a provisional program […]

April 13th, 2016|General News, Medical|

Senator Nelson praises Orlando’s MS&T community

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

Cole-Nelson-Baptiste Senator Bill Nelson (center) visited Cole Engineering Services in March to learn more about their company and take a tour of the facility. He spent time with their founder and CEO, Bryan Cole (left), as well as Lt. Gen. (Ret) Tom Baptiste, the […]

April 13th, 2016|General News|

Major milestone reached with new UCF Partnership 4 building

Partnership-IV-building-wFor more than three years, National Center for Simulation and the Orlando Economic Development Commission have co-chaired the Metro Orlando Defense Task Force (MODTF) with a mission to mitigate the risk of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) on NSA Orlando, and its Team Orlando […]

March 14th, 2016|General News|