Modeling and Simulation for Defense Conference will feature a Keynote Presentation from PEO-STRI

IDGA Editor

New York, NY, June 29, 2010-The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announces its Modeling and Simulation for Defense conference, taking place August 3 – 4, 2010 in Orlando, FL.

The conference will address the many questions related to situational awareness in theater and how the services can better prepare themselves to confront these scenarios. Attendees from this niche community will have the opportunity to discuss modeling human, social, cultural and behavioral dynamics, national disaster response simulation, possible futures for different courses of action, integrated live, virtual and constructive environments, M&S acquisition and much more.

"Having the foresight and appropriate knowledge to avert a disaster has become increasingly important as we continue our wars overseas. This event will bring together the senior level professionals who want to get up-to-date information on the technology that simulates realistic representations of foreign communities, social situations and crisis-like scenarios", notes Conference Director Holly Schneider Brown.

Featured Speakers for the event include:

  • Colonel Kenneth Wheeler, USA, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation
  • Colonel David Smith, USMC, Program Manager, Training Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command
  • Captain Dylan Schmorrow, MSC, USN, Acting Director, BioSystems, Research Directorate, Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering (DDR & E)
  • Commander Matthew McGlynn, USCG, Program Coordinator, CG Modeling and Simulation, US Coast Guard
  • Lorrie Kummerfeldt, Modeling and Simulation Branch Chief, US Northern Command

…And many others

To learn more about Modeling and Simulation for defense, visit, email or call 1-800-882-8684. The full event agenda can be seen here. Other modeling and simulation resources such as videos and podcasts can be found in the expanding resource center within the event website.

The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan information-based organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense through live conferences and events. We bring together speaker panels and events comprised of military and government professionals while attracting delegates with decision-making power from military, government, and defense industries.

In addition to our live events, IDGA also offers an online community dedicated to providing defense industry professionals with breaking news, business opportunities, introductions, podcasts, webinars, and presentations from key industry leaders. Members of our online community are able to extend their live event experience and interact with the defense industry by leveraging the opportunity to network, share ideas, best practices, and business solutions.