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The early registration deadline is approaching for the Training & Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS) 2022, an annual acquisition prospect event for military training and simulation products and services.

Held June 15-16 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, TSIS offers industry an opportunity to network and interact with modeling, simulation, and training, (MS&T) and procurement offices from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. Organized by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) and the Central Florida Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), TSIS includes an industry exhibition alongside government organization acquisition briefings.

High attendance is expected at TSIS this year, according to NTSA, and without virtual viewing options, the organization encourages early registration to avoid delays and obtain the discounted rates. Early registration for the event ends June 3. After that date, registration fees will increase by $50.

“Our community remains strong and continues to come together in support of the development and fielding of cutting-edge training and simulation systems to support the mission, our warfighters,” said Adm. James Robb, NTSA president. “TSIS is vital to the partnership between government, industry, and academia to deliver the technology our warfighters need and deserve.”

The majority of the TSIS program includes briefings to industry on near- and long-term acquisition opportunities and funding levels by representatives and acquisition officials from the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD); U.S. Marine Corps Program Manager Training Systems (PM TRASYS); U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI); Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team (STE CFT); Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS), Army Contracting Command- Orlando (ACC-Orlando), and the Defense Health Agency’s Medical Simulation and Training Project Management Office (MST PMO); and their subordinate organizations. Panel and question and answer sessions will be included.

Space Force has also been invited.

In addition to the acquisition and program briefings, the TSIS agenda promotes a Modeling and Simulation Leadership Summit, Career Fair, AAAA Golf Tournament, and Army Birthday Ball.

This year, a Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Leadership Summit was added to the front of the TSIS agenda. On June 14, elected officials along with M&S leaders, will meet to discuss the potential legislative and policy impacts of the Metaverse and AR/VR/XR to the nation and the MS&T industry.

The Leadership Summit, hosted by NTSA on behalf of the Modeling and Simulation Congressional Caucus, is led by four members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Representatives Bobbie Scott (VA-3), Stephanie Murphy (FL-7), Jack Bergman (MI-1), and John Rutherford (FL-4). This M&S community of practice meets twice a year to further the application of modeling and simulation technologies across all agencies within the Government.

Keynote speakers for the Leadership Summit include Michael Putz, CEO of blackshark.ai and General James M. Holmes, former Commander of the Air Force’s Air Combat Command. Along with two exciting panels, the participants will work in small groups to identify key issues with large scale implementation of the metaverse and the ways in which Congress can support these efforts, according to NTSA.

Registration for the M&S Leadership Summit is separate from TSIS. Visit https://www.ntsa.org/events/2022/6/14/ms-leadership-summit-2022/registration for more information or to register.

On June 16, NTSA will also hold a one-day combined live and virtual Career Fair at TSIS. According to the NTSA website, the event targets “graduating students, veterans looking to start or continue their career, and those seeking new opportunities in engineering, modeling, simulation, and training.” At the career fair, prospective employees will have direct access to recruiters and hiring managers while hiring employers will have access to a resume database and on-site interviews with job candidates.

Employers and jobseekers can register for the career fair and obtain more information at https://www.ntsa.org/events/2022/6/15/tsis-2022/career-fair.

NTSA emphasized the importance of the companies supporting the event by exhibiting and sponsoring. “It’s with the support of our valuable industry partners that NTSA and NDIA Central Florida Chapter are able to continue to organize events like TSIS each year,” said Debbie Langelier, Vice President at NTSA. “I want to take the opportunity to thank our current sponsors and exhibitors.”

While exhibitor booth space is sold out, additional sponsorship opportunities are still available, according to NTSA.

NTSA TSIS Exhibitors

An Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Golf Tournament at Rosen Shingle Creek on Friday, June 17, and the Association of the U.S. Army Sunshine Chapter Army Ball at Rosen Centre on Saturday, June 18, conclude the activities during the TSIS week. More information about reservations for these events can be found at www.cflaaaagolf.com and www.sunshinearmyball.com, respectively.

To register for TSIS or obtain additional information about the event, visit https://www.ntsa.org/events/2022/6/15/tsis-2022.

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