Arlington, VA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
The National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) is preparing to present The Modeling and Simulation Congressional Caucus Leadership Summit, a first-of-its-kind one-day event, to be held on February 10, 2014, at the Founder’s Inn in Virginia Beach, VA.
Members of Congress, corporate representatives and researchers in attendance will outline a national policy on utilization of modeling and simulation technology that will lead to legislation and policy intended to help harness the full potential of modeling and simulation to enhance the well being of individual citizens and the nation as a whole.
Modeling and simulation technology is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives – how we plan, learn, manufacture, predict and even think. Government's role in defining how best to utilize this powerful, rapidly expanding technology to advance key national economic and security goals has as yet been largely undefined. The Feb.10 Modeling and Simulation Leadership Summit will identify key areas for national attention. It will be the first such event to take a systematic look at specific areas where modeling and simulation, if employed to its full potential, can make major contributions to economic development, safety and security.
The overall objective of this summit is to bring leaders together to define the needs for the growth and expansion of the modeling and simulation industry across the country. This year’s event will focus specifically on identifying a small set of specific initiatives based on Congressional priorities for the next two years. The focus of this year’s Modeling and Simulation Congressional Caucus Leadership Summit will be to emerge from this event with one or two major, specific, actionable initiative to take to Capitol Hill for action.
Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA) will lead a Congressional delegation from the Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus. They will be joined by senior state representatives from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas and Virginia. Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology for Virginia, will represent the Commonwealth.
Media representatives are invited to cover this historic event at no cost. Join us at the Founder's Inn Hotel in Virginia Beach for this groundbreaking meeting. Complete schedule and other details can be found at http://www.ndia.org/meetings/41C0/Pages/default.aspx.