By Terri Bernhardt
In January, Defense Acquisition University’s (DAU) Senior Service College Fellowship Program (SSCF), an Army Acquisition Corps program, visited Team Orlando to receive a capabilities overview. The meetings were spread over two days with briefings from Team Orlando members providing a deeper look into the modeling, simulation and training programs.
The DAU program provides a glimpse of what the world is like inside the operations of roles such as product and project managers, program executive officers, and other key acquisition positions, to include preparation for positions in the Senior Executive Service (SES). The primary purpose of DAU’s Senior Service College Fellowship Program is to develop senior civilian acquisition leaders in preparation for these important roles.
During their visit, the SSCF were briefed by top leaders in Live Virtual Constructive, Immersive Gaming, Information Assurance, Medical Simulation and Intelligent Learning. Advanced Distributed Learning showcased the “ins and outs” of life in the lab relating to the co-lab’s initiative. The University of Central Florida’s Institute of Simulation Training provided a briefing by head of the program, Dr. Randy Shumaker, and a brief tour of their labs.
“The DAU SSCF class visits Team Orlando each year and our hope is they take away a true understanding of our capabilities,” stated Bill Hopkinson, JTIEC. “Their visit is always a welcomed reminder of our purpose here….to better serve the warfighter.”