Initiatives

NTSA leads a host of initiatives and activities that are vital to the Modeling & Simulation community of practice.  Please see the links on the right for more details on some of these activities and initiatives. 

  • Advocacy
    • Through its close relationship with the Congressional Modeling & Simulation Congress, NTSA serves as the voice of the Training & Simulation Industry and helps to raise awareness of the importance of training and simulation to the well-being of our nation. 
    • NTSA also works hand-in-hand with the NDIA Policy team, which monitors, advocates for, and educates government stakeholders on policy matters of importance to the defense industrial base.
  • CMSP Certification
    • NTSA manages the Certified Modeling & Simulation Professional (CMSP) certification program, which recognizes experienced simulation professionals (engineers and managers) who have met stringent work experience requirements and demonstrated mastery of the M&S Body of Knowledge through an online examination.
  • International Outreach
    • NTSA collaborates with numerous international organizations to promote the importance of Modeling, Simulation & Training technologies around the globe.
  • National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NM&SC)
    • Through its participation in and support of the NM&SC, NTSA seeks to build relationships with individuals and organizations using Modeling, Simulation & Training technologies in various domains such as Healthcare, Manufacturing, Energy, and Transportation, among others.
  • STEM Initiatives
    • NTSA leads a number of initiatives intended to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) fields.