|About VMASC > Mission & History|
The summer of 2007 marked the ten year anniversary of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC). The Center officially opened on 11 July 1997 as a consortium of academia, industry, and government with the goal of applying and advancing simulation technology to benefit its members. VMASC has held true to that objective. Evidence of this can be found in the history of the Center from its modest origins as a venue for short-course, formal training of members of the Joint Training, Analysis, and Simulation Center (JTASC) to its expanding application foci, which is leading the way in modeling and simulation education and research. VMASC has successfully reached its first milestone and it is now focused on developing a very progressive pathway into the future of modeling and simulation. Our Ten Year Narrative is a brief history, a reflection, on the concept, vision, people, programs, projects, challenges, and accomplishments that have shaped the Center over the last decade.