NTSA confers its highest honors at I/ITSEC 2022 M&S Awards Dinner


Orlando, FL – The National Training and Simulation Association is pleased to announce the recipients of its highest honors at NTSA’s flagship Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2022, the world's largest modeling, simulation and training event. The awards were conferred at the Senior Leaders Networking Hour and M&S Awards Dinner held on November 29, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel, Florida. 

Each year, NTSA presents awards for outstanding achievement in the development or application of models and simulations. 


This year’s winners included:

Dr Peter A. Hancock, University of Central Florida, who was given the NTSA 2022 Lifetime Achievement in Modeling & Simulation in Academia for his work on modeling physiological systems. 

The NTSA 2022 Lifetime Achievement in Modeling & Simulation in Industry award was bestowed on Ms. JoAnne Puglisi of Lockheed Martin for her impact on the world’s largest defense program - the F-35 Lightning II. 


Each year, NTSA presents awards for outstanding achievement in the development or application of models and simulations. The 2022 NTSA Modeling & Simulation Awards winners included:

The Education and Human Performance Individual award given to Dr. Sofia Santiago of Pathways Business Seminars for her work on soldier readiness during COVID-19. 

The Education and Human Performance Team award was given to the Rigil and Hampton University StrataGem team of Rigil and Hampton University. The team’s enterprise platform successfully modernized traditional paper-based processes, translated mission needs, and delivered a working solution with the thoroughness necessary for the safety of our nation’s airspace.

NTSA’s Training and Simulation award was given to the 705th Combat Training Squadron (CTS), Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC), Modeling and Simulation Team, Kirtland AFB, NM for having effectively modeled and replicated realistic nuclear weapons effects into a multitude of U.S. and Coalition simulation training events. 

The Training Systems Acquisition award was presented to the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) Acquisition Team, Product Manager Cyber Resiliency and Training (PdM CRT) for having implemented an innovative acquisition strategy that directly resulted in delivering capability to the cyber warfighter ahead of schedule by incorporating multiple contracting methods and continuous competition strategies into their approach. 

Further event photography is available on request. For more details on I/ITSEC, see IITSEC.org and here: https://www.ndia.org/about/press/press-releases/2022/11/8/iitsec-2022-set-to-feature-the-defense-metaverse

The National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA) provides the training, simulation, related support systems and training services industries a focused, formal organization to represent and promote their business interests in the marketplace. NTSA provides a forum to communicate the full capability and broad characteristics of all the elements of training systems and services to include associated support services. NTSA is an affiliate of National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). NDIA is America’s trusted leader in defense and national security associations.

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Topics: Modeling and Simulation