An organization based around the use of modeling and simulation practices in the fields of manufacturing, defense, medicine, education, and other areas, NMSC has been around for roughly a year now. Based out of Washington DC, this coalition features senior executives, researchers, and top minds from government, corporations, and universities.
Their goal is to created a unified national community of individuals and organizations around the Modeling & Simulation discipline, and to expand the usage of these practices until they are recognized as a profession and an industry.
Simulation has been a core area of interest in training and education for years now, and here at The University of Texas at Dallas, numerous grant projects in the Arts and Technology program have been centered around simulation. From nursing to training soldiers in foreign cultures, UT Dallas has been a part of the simulation field and actively participates these STEM to STEAM projects.
To view a summary of the inauguration of the NMSC, detailing the premise of their coalition and plans for the future, here is a .pdf of the congressional proceedings.