NTSA, NDIA Announce Groundbreaking Three-Day Series of Events for The Modeling and Simulation Industry

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The Modeling and Simulation Multi-Con, scheduled for September 25-27, will be held at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) at Old Dominion University in Suffolk, Virginia.

The Modeling and Simulation Multi-Con will feature events that together encompass the current significance and future promise that modeling, simulation and virtual reality hold for the nation and its citizens.

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) are pleased to announce that the fascinating and dynamic world of modeling and simulation will be on full display during a groundbreaking three-day series of events September 25-27 at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) at Old Dominion University in Suffolk, Virginia.    

The Modeling and Simulation Multi-Con will feature events that together encompass the current significance and future promise that modeling, simulation and virtual reality hold for the nation and its citizens.

The first event, scheduled for September 25, is MODSIM WORLD, an in-depth examination of the scope of the modeling and simulation industry, ranging from transportation and logistics; healthcare and medical training; education and workforce development; manufacturing; and defense and cyber security.

Speakers at MODSIM will include:

  •     Dr. Donald Combs, Dean of the School of Health Professionals at Eastern Virginia Medical School, who will speak on simulation in healthcare;
  •     Dr. David Way, from the NASA Langley Research Center, who will discuss the integral role played by modeling and simulation in designing and carrying out the entry, descent and landing of the Mars Science Lab Vehicle.

On September 26, National Modeling and Simulation Coalition will meet to discuss progress in implementation of its agenda of furthering modeling and simulation as a national imperative. At this event, Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell will offer a keynote address to the Coalition members. During the day, the six standing committees that comprise the Coalition will present their action plans. This meeting will serve as the framework for advancing Coalition goals over the coming year.

The objective of the recently established Coalition is to unite all stakeholders throughout the modeling and simulation community in a combined effort to further the use of the technology throughout American manufacturing, engineering, emergency planning and education.

On the final day, September 27th, the Multi-Con will consist of two events. The first, sponsored by the Joint Staff J7/ Joint and Coalition Warfighting, will discuss what Cloud technologies or techniques are available to assist in delivering to multiple (currently 51) worldwide operational locations. Innovators in development and exploitation of Cloud technology will present research and lead discussions on commercial standards, security issues, and replicating operational environments.

A second event on September 27th will be an open house and technology review hosted by the VMASC. Modeling and simulation applications in healthcare, defense and regional security, economic planning and other areas will be demonstrated, and a full day of presentations, demonstrations and networking opportunities is planned, all aimed at building awareness of the variety of modeling and simulation research taking place in the Hampton Roads area.

Admission to all of these events is open at no charge for the media. For complete Multi-Con details, including all agendas and registration specifics, please visit http://www.trainingsystems.org/events. Additional questions can be addressed to John Williams, Communications, National Training and Simulation Association, at jwilliams@ndia.org.

About NDIA:
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. NDIA members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events.

About NTSA:
Founded in 1988, National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), an affiliate subsidiary of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), fosters communication between the training agencies regarding requirements, procurement issues and policies. Representing companies in the Simulation, Training Services and Related Support Services Industries, NTSA is a focused, formal organization that represents and promotes its members’ business interests in the marketplace. NTSA is committed to ensuring that all aspects of training systems development and training services requirements are highlighted as independent and important "line items" in the overall planning, programming, budgeting and acquisition process.

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