Magazine article National Defense

NTSA Recognizes Contributions to Modeling and Simulation Industry

Magazine article National Defense

NTSA Recognizes Contributions to Modeling and Simulation Industry

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Each November, the National Training and Simulation Asso- ciation, a National Defense Industrial Association affiliate, presents its Modeling and Simulation Awards at the Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (IJITSEC) in Orlando, Fla.

The awards are presented to individuals or teams for outstanding achievements in the development or application of models and simulations.

James T. Blake, U.S. Army program executive office of simulation, training and instrumentation, was recognized with the Governor's Award for Lifetime Achievement in M&S for exemplary service to the nation, military services, academia and the modeling and simulation industry.

TeachLivE, a virtual-reality classroom environment that enables teachers to learn and improve their skills through practice and rehearsal, which was developed at the University of Central Florida, was also recognized'.

Retired Army Col. James E. Shiflett was also honored as the 2013 I/ITSEC Fellow. Shiflett has long been a leading technical innovator within the Army and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He led the original DARPA SIMNET program and the development of the Army's Close Combat Tactical Trainer.

The winner of best paper was "Emerging Concepts and Innovative Technologies: Medical Holography for Basic Anatomy Training" by Matthew G. Hackett of the Army Research Laboratory. The winner of the best tutorial was "Model Verification and Validations Methods," by Mikel D. Petty of the University of Alabama at Huntsville. …

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