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2004 M&S Awards

The 2004 M&S Industry Awards Selection Committee and the National Training Systems Association thank all nominees for their submissions and their hard work and dedication. Selecting the finalists from such a highly qualified pool of candidates was a difficult task.

NTSA is pleased to announce the following winners of the 2004 Awards for Modeling and Simulation:

Training:
AH-64A Apache CMS Upgrade Team - Northrop Grumman Mission Systems/CAE

  • Fulfilling an urgent Army requirement in Iraq, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and CAE incorporated a critical "Brown-out" training capability on an Apache Combat Mission Simulator on a quick response basis, significantly improving pilot combat preparedness.

Analysis:
The CAIB Simulation Analysis Support Team - NASA Kennedy Space Center, The Boeing Company, United Space Alliance, Century III, Capture 3-D

  • A Kennedy Space Center industry-government simulation analysis team - NASA civil servants, Boeing, United Space Alliance, Century III and Capture 3-D - proved the value of simulation in support of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board's (CAIB) deliberations into the cause of the Columbia disaster. Using a variety of models and simulations, they promoted an informed consensus of what did and did not happen during Columbia's catastrophic re-entry, supporting the CAIB in accurately diagnosing the problem.

Cross Function:
OneSAF (Semi Automated Forces) Objectives System Integrated Product Team

  • The government and contractor employees of the OneSAF Objective System (OOS) Integrated Product Team (IPT) - AcuSoft, Aegis Technologies Corporation, U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA), Colsa Corporation, Cuspy Engineering Solutions, Dynamics Research Corporation, Lockheed Martin Information Systems, the MITRE Corporation, Morgan Research, Northrop Grumman, the National Simulation Center (NSC), the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Product Manager, One Semi-Automated Forces (PEO STRI PM OneSAF), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), TRADOC Proponent Office One Semi-Automated Forces (TPO OneSAF), TRADOC Analysis Center White Sands Missile Range (TRAC WSMR), and TSI Inc . - are recognized for outstanding accomplishments in fielding Block A and completing development of Block B of the system development schedule. The IPT has forged users, acquisition professionals and developer personnel into a solid, high performance development team. This team has combined innovative contracting techniques, an efficient management structure, and state-of-the-art development tools and techniques to deliver OOS software on time and within budget.

 

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