Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD)


NAWCTSD is the Navy’s principal source of a wide spectrum of training solutions for the Warfighter. We have an exceptionally skilled military and civilian acquisition, research and development workforce, which along with our advanced laboratories comprise a center of excellence that produces leading-edge advances in training systems and human performance. Our site in Central Florida gives us the advantage of co-location with other military acquisition, research and development organizations, the University of Central Florida, and close proximity to the center of the simulation-based entertainment industry.

 

HISTORY


The roots of NAWCTSD reach back to April 1941 when then-Commander Luis de Florez became head of the new Special Devices Desk in the Engineering Division of the Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics. De Florez championed the use of “synthetic training devices” and urged the Navy to undertake development of such devices to increase readiness. In June, the office became the Special Devices Section. Throughout World War II, the Section developed numerous innovative training devices including ones that used motion pictures to train aircraft gunners, a device to train precision bombing, and a terrain modeling kit to facilitate operational planning in the field. The Special Devices Section grew and became the Special Devices Division. In August 1946, the Division, at its newest home at Port Washington, Long Island, New York, was commissioned the Special Devices Center. 

CDR Luis DeFlorez

Click on interview for a transcript excerpt of a radio interview where Rear Admiral de Florez explains the benefits of synthetic training.

Listen Rear Admiral de Florez on a 1942 "The March of Time" radio broadcast. 

 

EVOLUTION


As NAWCTSD evolved and grew during the 20th century, it was aligned at various times under several different parent organizations within the Navy. In 1956, it became the Naval Training Device Center. During the mid-1960s, the Center moved from its Long Island location to Orlando, Florida. In 1985, the then-Naval Training Equipment Center became the Naval Training Systems Center. In 1988, the Center moved to its present headquarters building near Orlando, named for its founding father, Admiral de Florez. In 1993, the Center became the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). Today, NAWCTSD is a significant component of the Naval Air Systems Command.

 

FUTURE


The roles of the Department of Defense, the Navy, and the Naval Air Systems Command are changing. Simulation and training are now key to ensuring military preparedness and to adapting to new and changing roles and missions. These changes, coupled with diverse threat potentials, require innovative approaches to how our military trains. NAWCTSD will continue to play a vital role in responding to evolving training and simulation needs. NAWCTSD will also continue to work on transfering its products to non-military applications through cooperative agreements.

The Command has implemented competency alignment, allowing it to continue its high-quality support of the Warfighter. Hand-in-hand with competency alignment, the Command has adopted the Learning Organization principles, allowing NAWCTSD to continuously transform itself. As we progress into the 21st century, NAWCTSD will continue to play a vital role in maintaining the defense posture of this nation and our allies around the world, and ensure the readiness and safety of our warfighters. 

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This is Us!


NAWCTSD Group Picture

We are a group of exceptionally skilled military and civilian acquisition, research and development workforce, that along with our advanced laboratories comprise a center of excellence that produces leading-edge advances in training systems and human performance.

 

MISSION


To be the principal Navy center for research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition and product support of training systems, to provide Inter-service coordination and training systems support for the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force, and to perform such other functions and tasks as directed by higher authority.

 

VISION


To be the provider of choice for training and human performance solutions that enable and enhance the capabilities of our Nation's Warfighters.

 

STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT


Strategic Alignment

Reporting Relationships and Organization Structure

Reporting Relationships and Organization Structure

 

Engineering Technology Roadmap


  • Purpose:

    The goal is to develop a plan for the future for DoD training and Human Performance technologies through the collective knowledge and imagination of Government, Industry and Academic partners. Provide an interchange forum where NAWCTSD can share its current draft vision of its modeling, simulation and training

    Rules of Engagement:

    Participation in the working group is open to all of Industry to attend. For capacity reasons, please limit participation to one representative per company. We highly recommend Industry send a representative experienced in the Session Topics the IPT will address.

    Available Reports:

    For more information contact NAWCTSD Business Support Lead at: (407) 380-4903

    • Remove communication barriers and to provide a forum, consistent with existing law and regulation that promotes responsible and constructive exchanges between NAWCTSD and Industry.
    • Seek common ground for consistency in Government-vendor communications interface
    • Technology Roadmap focus areas and receive industry's feedback and comments
    • Will not discuss/disclose: source selection sensitive or contractor proprietary information classified information including For Official Use Only (FOUO)
    • Commitment to attend each WG
    • Participate
    • Take Action Items and own them
    • Willing to work together
    • Broad perspective

 

Links

Research Compendium

Human Systems Technology Roadmap Brief

Human Systems Technology Roadmap November 2018

 

Contact Us

For comments or questions about NAWCTSD or this website's content, please contact the Public Affairs Office. For Conditions, Restrictions, and Disclaimers for this website, please read our Privacy Policy.

For any issue about this website, please email Website Support.

Contact our Industry Outreach team.

 

Mailing Address

Commanding Officer

Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division

12211 Science Drive,

Orlando, Florida 32826 USA

Telephone: (407) 380-4000

 

Employment Verification

Civilian: 800-367-5690

Military: 301-342-5360

 

Freedom of Information Act

For questions regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for Naval Air Systems Command, please use the following website: http://www.navair.navy.mil/foia

Employment Opportunities

Now Hiring!

Student Interns, Entry-level and Experienced Scientists, Engineers and Business Professionals.

*Submit your Resume* 

___________________________________________

Careers Information:

Wherever you are in your career, NAWCTSD has excellent opportunities for you to support your nation and advance professionally. Whether you began in private industry and are looking to do more with your professional talents, or would like to use the skills you gained in military service or as a civilian federal employee, at NAWCTSD we recruit talented citizens in a number of fields, including:

Engineering

  • Aerospace
  • Computer
  • Electronics
  • Industrial
  • Materials
  • Mechanical

Science

  • Computer
  • Data Science/Analytics
  • Instructional Systems Design/Technology
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Mathematics
  • Ops Research

Business and Related Fields

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Contracts
  • Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Logistics

Benefits Information

 

http://www.usajobs.gov/

The USAJOBS RSS feed has been discontinued. For information on obtaining USAJOBS vacancies please visit http://www.usajobs.gov/.

Overview

Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD)


NAWCTSD is the Navy’s principal source of a wide spectrum of training solutions for the Warfighter. We have an exceptionally skilled military and civilian acquisition, research and development workforce, which along with our advanced laboratories comprise a center of excellence that produces leading-edge advances in training systems and human performance. Our site in Central Florida gives us the advantage of co-location with other military acquisition, research and development organizations, the University of Central Florida, and close proximity to the center of the simulation-based entertainment industry.

 

HISTORY


The roots of NAWCTSD reach back to April 1941 when then-Commander Luis de Florez became head of the new Special Devices Desk in the Engineering Division of the Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics. De Florez championed the use of “synthetic training devices” and urged the Navy to undertake development of such devices to increase readiness. In June, the office became the Special Devices Section. Throughout World War II, the Section developed numerous innovative training devices including ones that used motion pictures to train aircraft gunners, a device to train precision bombing, and a terrain modeling kit to facilitate operational planning in the field. The Special Devices Section grew and became the Special Devices Division. In August 1946, the Division, at its newest home at Port Washington, Long Island, New York, was commissioned the Special Devices Center. 

CDR Luis DeFlorez

Click on interview for a transcript excerpt of a radio interview where Rear Admiral de Florez explains the benefits of synthetic training.

Listen Rear Admiral de Florez on a 1942 "The March of Time" radio broadcast. 

 

EVOLUTION


As NAWCTSD evolved and grew during the 20th century, it was aligned at various times under several different parent organizations within the Navy. In 1956, it became the Naval Training Device Center. During the mid-1960s, the Center moved from its Long Island location to Orlando, Florida. In 1985, the then-Naval Training Equipment Center became the Naval Training Systems Center. In 1988, the Center moved to its present headquarters building near Orlando, named for its founding father, Admiral de Florez. In 1993, the Center became the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). Today, NAWCTSD is a significant component of the Naval Air Systems Command.

 

FUTURE


The roles of the Department of Defense, the Navy, and the Naval Air Systems Command are changing. Simulation and training are now key to ensuring military preparedness and to adapting to new and changing roles and missions. These changes, coupled with diverse threat potentials, require innovative approaches to how our military trains. NAWCTSD will continue to play a vital role in responding to evolving training and simulation needs. NAWCTSD will also continue to work on transfering its products to non-military applications through cooperative agreements.

The Command has implemented competency alignment, allowing it to continue its high-quality support of the Warfighter. Hand-in-hand with competency alignment, the Command has adopted the Learning Organization principles, allowing NAWCTSD to continuously transform itself. As we progress into the 21st century, NAWCTSD will continue to play a vital role in maintaining the defense posture of this nation and our allies around the world, and ensure the readiness and safety of our warfighters. 

DeFlorezBldg-FrontLeft--110417-N-SX613-001

 

Mission, Vision and Strategic Alignment

This is Us!


NAWCTSD Group Picture

We are a group of exceptionally skilled military and civilian acquisition, research and development workforce, that along with our advanced laboratories comprise a center of excellence that produces leading-edge advances in training systems and human performance.

 

MISSION


To be the principal Navy center for research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition and product support of training systems, to provide Inter-service coordination and training systems support for the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force, and to perform such other functions and tasks as directed by higher authority.

 

VISION


To be the provider of choice for training and human performance solutions that enable and enhance the capabilities of our Nation's Warfighters.

 

STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT


Strategic Alignment

Reporting Relationships

Reporting Relationships and Organization Structure

Reporting Relationships and Organization Structure

 

Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Roadmap


  • Purpose:

    The goal is to develop a plan for the future for DoD training and Human Performance technologies through the collective knowledge and imagination of Government, Industry and Academic partners. Provide an interchange forum where NAWCTSD can share its current draft vision of its modeling, simulation and training

    Rules of Engagement:

    Participation in the working group is open to all of Industry to attend. For capacity reasons, please limit participation to one representative per company. We highly recommend Industry send a representative experienced in the Session Topics the IPT will address.

    Available Reports:

    For more information contact NAWCTSD Business Support Lead at: (407) 380-4903

    • Remove communication barriers and to provide a forum, consistent with existing law and regulation that promotes responsible and constructive exchanges between NAWCTSD and Industry.
    • Seek common ground for consistency in Government-vendor communications interface
    • Technology Roadmap focus areas and receive industry's feedback and comments
    • Will not discuss/disclose: source selection sensitive or contractor proprietary information classified information including For Official Use Only (FOUO)
    • Commitment to attend each WG
    • Participate
    • Take Action Items and own them
    • Willing to work together
    • Broad perspective

 

Links

Research Compendium

Human Systems Technology Roadmap Brief

Human Systems Technology Roadmap November 2018

 

Contact Us

Contact Us

For comments or questions about NAWCTSD or this website's content, please contact the Public Affairs Office. For Conditions, Restrictions, and Disclaimers for this website, please read our Privacy Policy.

For any issue about this website, please email Website Support.

Contact our Industry Outreach team.

 

Mailing Address

Commanding Officer

Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division

12211 Science Drive,

Orlando, Florida 32826 USA

Telephone: (407) 380-4000

 

Employment Verification

Civilian: 800-367-5690

Military: 301-342-5360

 

Freedom of Information Act

For questions regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for Naval Air Systems Command, please use the following website: http://www.navair.navy.mil/foia

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Now Hiring!

Student Interns, Entry-level and Experienced Scientists, Engineers and Business Professionals.

*Submit your Resume* 

___________________________________________

Careers Information:

Wherever you are in your career, NAWCTSD has excellent opportunities for you to support your nation and advance professionally. Whether you began in private industry and are looking to do more with your professional talents, or would like to use the skills you gained in military service or as a civilian federal employee, at NAWCTSD we recruit talented citizens in a number of fields, including:

Engineering

  • Aerospace
  • Computer
  • Electronics
  • Industrial
  • Materials
  • Mechanical

Science

  • Computer
  • Data Science/Analytics
  • Instructional Systems Design/Technology
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Mathematics
  • Ops Research

Business and Related Fields

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Contracts
  • Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Logistics

Benefits Information

 

http://www.usajobs.gov/

The USAJOBS RSS feed has been discontinued. For information on obtaining USAJOBS vacancies please visit http://www.usajobs.gov/.