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NCS joins Central Florida leaders to share community priorities with legislators

NCS President and CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret). Tom Baptiste, CFO George Cheros, and several NCS board of directors joined a busload of Central Florida leaders for the annual Central Florida Partnership Trip to Tallahassee on Feb. 10 and 11.

This is an important opportunity to be in Tallahassee during the Legislative Session to share Central Florida’s regional priorities: homelessness; manufacturing research; Modeling, Simulation & Training (MS&T); and University of Central Florida initiatives.

The agenda included individual appointments with legislators, a reception in honor of the Central Florida delegation and a special dinner and breakfast meeting with guest speakers.

The “Trip to Tallahassee” is hosted by the Central Florida Partnership and presented in partnership with the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, The Corridor, National Center for Simulation, Orlando Economic Development Commission, and the University of Central Florida.

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Annual golf tourney benefits MS&T scholarships and Lou Frey Institute

The annual NCS & Lou Frey Institute (LFI) Golf Tourney is planned for March 21 at the Interlachen Country Club. Monies raised support the NCS Scholarship funds for the Vince and Beth Amico scholarship at UCF, and the Hank Okraski scholarship at Daytona State College. They also support LFI, a nonpartisan, non-profit whose mission is to promote the development of enlightened, responsible, and engaged citizens. To sign up as a sponsor or to register to play, please visit the NCS website.

NCS announces 2016 Hall of Fame class

The third class for the NCS Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame will be honored on June 7 at the Orange County Convention Center, home of the prestigious NCS M&S Hall of Fame wall. This year’s recipients are: Ralph H. Baer, BAE Systems, Inc.; William F. Waite, AEgis Technologies; and retired General Gordon R. Sullivan, United States Army.

To sponsor the event, or for more information, contact NCS at 407-384-6111.

Florida Simulation Summit returns on Sept. 22

The National Center for Simulation in partnership with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will host the 2016 Florida Simulation Summit on Sept. 22. Simulation is a key enabler in a multitude of industries beyond defense, including entertainment, education, healthcare, energy, transportation, manufacturing, and cyber. It also impacts the way we live, work, and entertain. Join companies and organizations across our state to learn more about how simulation enhances company operations, safety, and bottom line. Look for more details soon regarding the summit and how your company can get involved.