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Synthetic & Simulation Training Event Guide

Synthetic & Simulation Training Event Guide

View the full event outline for IDGA's inaugural Synthetic & Simulation Training, which will explore the current and future direction of virtual training & simulation technologies. 

Transforming Defence Through AI and Machine Learning [INTERVIEW]

Transforming Defence Through AI and Machine Learning [INTERVIEW]

NATO's chief scientist calls on the commercial sector to aid in military growth. In this interview with Dr. Thomas Killion you'll learn about the key areas where artificial intelligence and machine learning have already begun to enhance military decision-making. Learn more!

Victory Over and Across Domains: Training for Tomorrow’s Battlefields

Victory Over and Across Domains: Training for Tomorrow’s Battlefields

  • Synthetic Training and Cyber Defense for Future Combat
  • Readiness and Cyber Initiatives through Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) Training
  • The Challenge Associated with Modeling and Simulating a Cyber Attack

Presentation by Jennifer McArdle, Assistant Professor of Cyber Defense, Salve Regina University

Major General Maria R. Gervais on the Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team

Major General Maria R. Gervais on the Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team

An overview of the Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team

  • Where They Are
  • Where They Need To Be
  • Why STE is paramount to achieving the Army vision; enhances readiness by preparing the force for ANY FIGHT, ANYWHERE, and on ANY TERRAIN

Presentation by Major General Maria R. Gervais, Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Cross Functional Team Director | Deputy Commanding General, Combined Arms Center - Training | U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth

Improving U.S Army Simulated Training Through New Technology

Improving U.S Army Simulated Training Through New Technology

  • PEO STRI Overview
  • Combining the Integrated Training Environment with the Synthetic Training Environment
  • Improving Synthetic Training Environment exercises on the Training Simulation Software

Presentation by Brigadier General Michael E. Sloane, Program Executive Officer, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI)

Technology Advancements for U.S. Army Training and Test & Evaluation

Technology Advancements for U.S. Army Training and Test & Evaluation

  • Leveraging Commercial Capabilities for a Changing Technical Landscape
  • Governance structure necessary to enable the sharing of common services
  • New Modeling and Simulation (M&S) capabilities to enhance DoD operational challenges

Presentation by Ryan McAlinden, Director of Modeling, Simulation and Training | Institute for Creative Technologies, USC | U.S. Army University Affiliated Research Center (UARC)

Past Attendee Snapshot

Past Attendee Snapshot

Download our past attendee snapshot to learn more about titles, agencies and organizations who signed up for the Synthetic Training Summit last year!

CAE Showcases New Fixed-Base Military Helicopter Training Platform

CAE Showcases New Fixed-Base Military Helicopter Training Platform

Gene Colabatistto, the president of the defense and security group at CAE, offers his commentary on the newly revealed helicopter simulation platform unveiled by CAE at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K. 
CAE plans to offer the platform to military customers for mission and flight training.

BREAKING NEWS: Major General Maria R. Gervais Confirmed as Keynote Speaker for the Synthetic and Simulation Training Event (November 7-9, 2019 | Orlando, FL).

BREAKING NEWS: Major General Maria R. Gervais Confirmed as Keynote Speaker for the Synthetic and Simulation Training Event (November 7-9, 2019 | Orlando, FL).

The recently appointed Director of the CFT (Cross Functional Team) for STE (the Synthetic Training Environment) has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Synthetic and Simulation Training Summit, running November 7-9th, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Read the press piece here and register for the event today!

Transforming ISR Capabilities Through AI, Machine Learning, and Big Data

Transforming ISR Capabilities Through AI, Machine Learning, and Big Data

Dr. Thomas Killion, Chief Scientist, NATO, provides insight on incorporating Artificial Intelligence into defense strategies. Such work has already begun to transform NATO's ISR capabilities with regards to assimilation and data processing in efforts to effectively identify targets. What's next is yet to be seen.

Synthetic Training and Virtual Reality: More about results than reality

Synthetic Training and Virtual Reality: More about results than reality

This video offers an introduction to how Defense is utilizing the gaming industry and 3D designers' expertise (and budgets) to optimize operations within the military. The full article, originally written for DefenceIQ, reiterates the importance of focusing on precise and acute results as the bottom line over high-tech designs and functionality. The impact VR and 3D imagery have on users can be great if properly executed.

Real Insight for Synthetic Training: An Interview with Brian Serra

Real Insight for Synthetic Training: An Interview with Brian Serra

An exclusive Q&A with Brian Serra, a Branch Chief, Contracting Officer, and Agreements Officer for the Army Contracting Command-Orlando. Serra has worked for PEO STRI for the past 10 years as a bureaucracy fighter. In addition to his role at the ACC-Orlando, Serra proudly holds the 2017 Award as an Army Contracting Command Acquisition Change Advocate. Innovativeby nature, Serra is a Founding Father of TReX. Serra will be leading a session on procurement at this year's Synthetic and Simulation Training Event running November 7-9 in Orlando, Florida.
Synthetic Training Environment In Action

Synthetic Training Environment In Action

Explore this interactive Prezi to take a deep dive into the different segments of the STE. Click your way through and gain even more insight on what's to come in November at our Summit in Orlando, FL.

Synthetic Training In The News

Synthetic Training In The News

With simulation training taking over the way the armed forces and the military prepare for battle, many new developments are taking place on a regular basis. Take a look at some of the latest news surrounding synthetic and simulation training to educate yourself on the latest developments. More information related to the military's advancements on this will be presented at this year's Synthetic and Simulation training event, running November 7-9th in Orlando, Florida. 

The "Disruptive World" and the Integrated Force: Readiness through LVC

The "Disruptive World" and the Integrated Force: Readiness through LVC

Jennifer McArdle's presentation from the 2018 Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) Air Power Conference. McArdle emphasizes the importance of LVC training and explains why training must be "increasingly pushed into the virtual and constructive environment."

Preparing Rotary Wing Pilots for In-Theatre Challenges Through Maximising Training Capabilities

Preparing Rotary Wing Pilots for In-Theatre Challenges Through Maximising Training Capabilities

In this presentation, Colonel Kelly Hines, Commander of the 110th Aviation Brigade,  discusses the vision and goals for training the world’s best combat aviators.