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Engineering & Computer Simulations Inc.

Delivering Global Training Solutions While Influencing Central Florida’s MS&T Industry

Central Florida remains a hotbed of activity for the modeling, simulation and training (MS&T) industry. Companies diligently contribute to the ever-growing progress of new technologies that have become a $6 billion MS&T industry with 30,000 employees.

At the epicenter of the MS&T industry, Engineering & Computer Simulations Inc. (ECS) is an award-winning global services and solutions company headquartered in Orlando, Florida, with a second office in Huntsville, Alabama, that focuses on aviation and aerospace. Recognized as a pioneer and visionary, ECS blends customized global training services with advanced learning technology solutions across diverse focus areas. It combines its entrepreneurial spirit and worldwide presence to manage a portfolio focused on immersive, live and virtual training experiences to support aviation, aerospace, logistics, medical, combat and military teams.

“ECS is an evangelist for MS&T beyond Central Florida,” said Waymon Armstrong, CEO and president of ECS. “While our local roots provide a solid foundation, we are delivering military operations and training, and immersive, live and virtual training experiences to government and commercial partners in over 45 locations all over the world.”

A Carved Niche

ECS carved its niche by providing lifelike training simulations to the military and first responders.

ECS earned its trailblazer reputation for delivering notable technological advances and services to meet the training needs of governmental and civilian clients. For example, ECS was selected by the United States Army Contracting Command — Orlando, Florida, as one of eight firms for the $2.5 billion Enterprise Services Training Contract. The five-year contract provides and manages training and training assistance for military and civilian-related subjects in contingency operations and training. The firm was also selected for maintenance training and modernization upgrade programs for the United States Army Program Executive Office for Aviation in the Project Manager Cargo and Project Manager Apache offices.

“The potential of MS&T remains strong,” explains Armstrong. “The possibilities are endless, and ECS is fortunate to have several partners and significant contracts and projects. Our unique products and services help grow our company while building the global MS&T community.”

An Innovative Team

ECS commits itself to building a better place to live and work within the Central Florida community. From its early pioneering spirit embracing gaming technology for training the military, to its current integration of evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence and haptic technology that adds force feedback and the sense of touch to training systems, the ECS team delivers relevant and innovative training and technology.

ECS is focused on delivering exemplary training services, underpinned by current and future technology that ensures training is more realistic and more effective.

The team is composed of engineers, program managers, subject-matter experts, instructional systems designers, and other talented professionals that guide the training process. One of the most compelling training programs is storytellers who collaborate with programmers to incorporate the solution into dynamic, interactive experiences.

“The best content may render useless unless the experience engages and compels the intended audience,” said Armstrong. “It is not only creating a realistic environment but authentic behaviors that mimic real-life experiences.”

A Central Florida Icon

As a trusted industry leader, ECS blends its 21 years of best practices with military and industry experiences to deliver seamless training and operational support, guide talented workforces, and nurture long-lasting partnerships by offering a results-driven portfolio.

Many individuals influence Central Florida’s MS&T industry; yet, Armstrong and the ECS team rank among the most effective in challenging Florida’s homegrown technology industry. Armstrong has received consistent recognition for his community and industry contributions and for his entrepreneurial talents by private enterprise and trade organizations. He is a frequent speaker at local, national and global conferences, including keynoting at I/ITSEC, MODSIM WORLD, Florida Simulation Summit, and the Orlando Business Journal Technology Panel. Additionally, he chairs the Orange County Mayor’s Modeling, Simulation and Training Blue Ribbon Commission and serves on the board of the University of Central Florida Research Foundation and other non-profit organizations.

“My goal is to ensure every client receives innovative products and/or services that maximize their workforce’s performance,” said Armstrong.

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