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Modeling and Simulation 101:  What this Industry Means to Your District

  • 2261 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

NTSA in Collaboration with the Modeling and Simulation Congressional Caucus


Modeling and Simulation 101:  What this Industry Means to Your District

Thursday, June 27, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Rayburn Building (Room 2261)


What:  A lunch and learn opportunity for Congressional Representatives and Staff discussing modeling and simulation technologies and the impacts on growth in each of your districts. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/rXJ59mEM1ekhbCCp8 

Background:   Modeling and simulation affects each of us in most everything we do in our daily lives – from using “apps” on your phone to watching the nightly news, to designing the next aircraft carrier.  While it touches each of our lives in many ways each day, it is often difficult to capture the breadth of this industry, and the impact that growth in this industry has on your districts.  This session is intended to describe the breadth of the industry, the ways in which modeling and simulation is applied in defense, healthcare, workforce development and education.  You will ways in which Congress can support this industry in your districts and at the National level. 

Event Description:  The event will be held in the Rayburn building, Room 2261, and has been carefully scheduled on a date and time to allow Members and their staff the best opportunity to attend. The event is hosted in collaboration with the Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus and its four Co-Chairs, Reps. Bobby Scott (VA), Stephanie Murphy (FL), John Rutherford (FL), and Martha Roby (AL).  The Co-Chairs will attend briefly with their remarks on the importance of this industry and its capabilities to our national welfare.  The event will be facilitated by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), and its President, RADM (ret) Jim Robb. There will be short panel presentation from organizational leaders across Government and industry on the areas of healthcare, education, workforce development and national defense.  A time will also be allotted for questions regarding this industry focus and impact on the U.S., regional, state and local economies.


12:00 – 12:10 Lunch, Welcome and Introductions

RADM Jim Robb, President, NTSA

Congressional Co-Chairs, M&S Congressional Caucus


12:10 – 12:45 Panel Discussion

RADM (ret) James Robb, Moderator

Dr. John Giannini/Ms. Diane Walker, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mr. George Cheros, National Center for Simulation

Mr. Jesse Citizen, Defense Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office

Dr. Eric Weisel, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center

Mr. Michael Madden, NASA Langley Research Center


12:45 – 1:00 Discussion and Question/Answer Period