Items Types:
Economic Development
For Meeting of:
October 20, 2014
District: ALL From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

2014-2015 National Center for Simulation Funding Agreement


The National Center for Simulation (NCS) is a nonprofit organization formed in 1993 as the link among the defense industry, government, and academia on behalf of the entire simulation, training, and modeling community. Their primary objectives have been to serve as a facilitator for the spin-off of military simulation technology into other useful applications. The NCS serves as a bridge between communities of interest in the digital media and more traditional simulation technology industries. Planned activities for 2015/2014 include continued support for the digital media industry cluster and its convergence with other traditional defense-oriented simulation and training industry. A special focus will continue to be on games and game technology for serious learning purposes and support for and sponsorship of Orlando-based games and conferences. NCS will continue to work to diversify and grow our community's simulation business base. Efforts in this regard include pursuit of federal funding for new initiatives in medical simulation, promoting Orlando as an emerging cluster of commercial airlines training, and attracting high-tech organizations and firms to locate facilities in Orlando. The City's contribution of $14,960 will assist the NCS in achieving their goals as defined in Exhibit "A" of the attached agreement.

The National Center for Simulation has tentative additional funding support ranging from $35,000 – $85,000 from Orange County and the State of Florida.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: Fiscal Impact Statement attached

Recommended Action:
Approval of the 2014-2015 National Center for Simulation Funding Agreement and authorization for the Mayor to execute the funding agreement subject to the review and approval by the City Attorney's Office.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Kim King
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Planning and Environmental Attorney 10/9/2014 9:52 AM
Budget Outside Routing Approval 10/9/2014 12:15 PM
City Clerk 10/9/2014 12:17 PM

Name: Description: Type:
NCS_FIS_(14.15).docx Fiscal Impact Statement Fiscal Impact Statement
2014-15_Nat_l_Center_for_Simulation_funding_agreement.docx Funding Agreement Contract Docs

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