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The National Training and Simulation Association

Organizations and individuals in the Modeling & Simulation and Training industries are represented through membership in the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), a proud affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

NTSA provides the training, simulation, related support systems and training services industries a focused, formal organization to represent and promote their business interests in the market place. 

NTSA also fosters relationships between the training industry, planners and acquisition agencies regarding requirements, procurement issues and policies.

Association Objectives

  • Represent to government the non-partisan business interests of the simulation, training and support services industries.
  • Increase the value of training systems and services provided by industry to government.
  • Inform and educate the legislative policymaking acquisition and regulatory functions of government, including Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD) and other agencies.
  • Provide direct contact between acquisition activities and the industry to better communicate with regard to procurement issues and policies.
  • Provide industry-wide bulletins and news reports.
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The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative is a government program reporting to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness (ASD(R)).

The ADL Initiative bridges across Defense and other Federal agencies to encourage collaboration, facilitate interoperability, and promote best practices for using distributed learning to provide the highest-quality education, training, informal learning, and just-in-time support; tailored to individual needs and delivered cost-effectively, anytime and anywhere, to increase readiness, save resources, and facilitate interorganizational collaboration. To read more, visit ADLnet.gov.

Code of Conduct

NTSA and the ADL Initiative are dedicated to providing a positive and harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, ethnicity, race, nationality, level of experience or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form, nor do we tolerate any behavior that would reasonably lead to another event participant being made to feel unsafe, insecure, or frightened for their physical or emotional well-being. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.

Examples of encouraged behavior that contributes to a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for everyone at the event
  • Showing empathy towards other participants

Unacceptable behavior includes:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, sexual attention, or advances
  • Verbal abuse or comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, NTSA staff member, service provider, or other event guest
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, personal or political attacks, or disruption of talks or other events
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, or harassing photography or recording
  • Harassment of any kind, even in a joking or ironic manner
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate at this event.

Each event guest is entirely responsible for their own actions.

Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming, friendly space for all.

Disclosures

The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private ones of the authors/speakers and are not to be construed as official or reflecting the views of the Department of Defense, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, or any other agency of the U.S. government.

The authors have no financial disclosures.

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