TSIS logoThe 2015 Training & Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS) is June 17-18 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, and is a great opportunity to network and interact with procurement officials from Team Orlando for Training and Simulation products and services – Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force.

On Wednesday, the National Defense Industrial Association – Central Florida Chapter, will kick off the day with Captain Wes Naylor, commanding officer for the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). He will be joined by Robert Matthews, NAWCTSD deputy program director, and multiple directors and program managers in his command to discuss topics ranging from naval aviation training systems and training ranges to cross-warfare programs to surface and undersea programs.

NAWCTSD representatives will participate in a question and answer session at 1:45 p.m. and prior to that, at 11:45 a.m., the conference will feature those panel members in a “Meet the Presenters” session.

Colonel Daniel Marticello, chief of the simulators division for Air Force Materiel Command, will speak on behalf of the USAF that afternoon, and will be followed by Colonel Walt Yates, program manager for Training Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command. PM TRASYS product managers will also participate in a question and answer session at 4:45 p.m.

The second day of TSIS will feature a day of Army presentations, beginning with Major General Jon A. Maddux, the Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). The Army will also feature Brigadier General (P) Mark O’Neil, commanding officer, Combined Arms Center – Training, and Colonel Gary Laase, deputy director for the Army Research Lab – Human Research and Engineering Directorate, Simulation and Training Technology Center.

Several others will share important information covering topics from live requirements and capability gaps from TRADOC to training devices and integrated training devices (ITE) training requirements and capability gaps.

As was held the day before, the Army will participate in three panels and discussions: a live training portfolio discussion at 10:40 a.m., an ITE training portfolio discussion at 1:25 p.m., and a test/cyber panel discussion at 3:15 p.m.

Wrapping up the Army day will be acquisition opportunities discussed by several representatives including Colonel Vincent Malone, program manager, training devices, Colonel Randy Gaddy, project manager for ITE and Dale Whittaker, director for the international programs office.

A full, more detailed agenda can be found on the NDIA website.