Thomas Cole Elected to VMASC Board of Advisors

McLean, Virginia, February 10, 2009 – DDL OMNI Engineering announced today that Mr. Thomas K. Cole, Vice President of the Simulation and Systems Division, has recently been elected to the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) Board of Advisors. Mr. Cole will serve as one of eight corporate members of the VMASC Advisory Board. DDL OMNI has been a corporate member of VMASC since its inception in July 1997.

The Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center is a not-for-profit, collaborative enterprise center managed through the Office of Research at Old Dominion University. VMASC partners with industry, government, military, and academia to focus on six core Modeling and Simulation (M&S) capabilities. These core capabilities include Military M&S, Homeland Security and Homeland Defense, Medical Simulations, Transportation, Serious Gaming, and Enterprise Executable Architectures. Dr. Mike McGinnis serves as the Executive Director of VMASC.

"We are pleased to have Mr. Cole represent DDL OMNI on the VMASC Board of Advisors and are looking forward to a continuing close relationship with VMASC. DDL OMNI understands the strategic goals of VMASC and recognizes its importance to the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as its significance to the growth and development of the modeling and simulation industry," said DDL OMNI President and CEO, Jim Schaeffer.

The DDL OMNI Simulation and Systems Division provides support to a variety of customers including the U. S. Joint Forces Command, Fleet Forces Command, Naval Sea Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Command, Navy Warfare Development Command, and the Numbered Fleet Commanders. The division’s principal services and technologies include Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V); Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VV&A); Test and Evaluation (T&E); computer-assisted wargaming; design, development and delivery of simulation-based training; tactical classroom support; Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) development; and the development and application of modeling and simulation tools.

DDL OMNI is an engineering and technical services company whose capabilities include systems engineering and analysis, materials and structures engineering, design and prototyping, operations research, information technology, program management and acquisition support, logistics engineering, distributed simulation and wargaming, environmental services, and award-winning web design and development services.

The company is headquartered in McLean, VA, with offices in Virginia Beach, VA; Newport, RI; Norwich, CT; and San Diego, CA. Personnel also serve at government facilities in Groton, CT; Newport, RI; White Sands, NM; San Diego, CA; and Pearl Harbor, HI.

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