Current SISO Sponsors

Aptima's mission is to engineer tools and systems that increase human capabilities. Our scientists study how humans think and learn in today's technology-rich networked environments, and we use that knowledge to solve problems and provide solutions in defense, homeland security, healthcare, aviation and cyber security. Aptima's solutions span the human continuum from the micro to the macro – from the neural and individual level, to teams and large groups, and even to complete societies.   To learn more, visit   

Applied Physics Laboratory - Johns Hopkins University
A not-for-profit division of The Johns Hopkins University, the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a research and development organization dedicated to solving critical problems of national security.  APL’s 4,500+ employees work on over 400 programs serving the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and numerous other government agencies.  As a University Affiliated Research Center, APL often serves as a liaison between government and industry.  Key areas of research for scientists and engineers at APL include sensors, information processing, command and control systems, navigation, guidance, propulsion, aerodynamics, oceanography, space physics, sonar, software development, signal processing, materials, biomedicine, and modeling and simulation (M&S).  In M&S, APL is a leader in simulation interoperability standards and techniques, and in verification, validation, and accreditation (VV&A). 

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MAK Technologies
MAK Technologies develops software to link, simulate and visualize the virtual world. We create tools and toolkits for distributed simulations, develop PC-based military tactical trainers, craft custom solutions, and research and develop the latest simulation technologies. We build commercial off the shelf simulation tools that are flexible, portable and supported. Whether you choose our best-selling networking toolkit VR-Link or the high performance MAK RTI, you have purchased a product backed by the industry's leading distributed simulation experts.

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NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG) is part of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO). The mission of the NMSG is to promote co-operation among Alliance bodies, NATO member nations and partner nations to maximise the effective utilisation of M&S.

The NMSG has been designated by the North Atlantic Council (NAC) to supervise the implementation of the NATO Modelling and Simulation Master Plan (NMSMP) and also to propose regular updates to the NMSMP. The NMSG is the delegated tasking authority on M&S interoperability standards within NATO. The NMSG M&S Standards Subgroup (MS3), consisting of NATO and national M&S experts, created and maintains the M&S Standards Profile document (published under the NATO reference AMSP-01). The second release, AMSP-01(B), was promulgated in Jan 2012 and includes more than 40 M&S related standards. The identified standards/products were included in AMSP-01 following a formal selection and classification process by the MS3 experts and is therefore considered as relevant for the NATO M&S domain. The standards and products included in AMSP-01 are formally mandated by NATO when supported by a specific STANAG. The NMSG and SISO have signed a formal technical cooperation agreement in 2007 which underpins the importance of M&S standards to the NMSG.  

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Pitch Technologies is a leading provider of innovative state-of-the-art interoperability products, services and solutions for development of distributed systems. Our products and solutions are being used by some of the largest and most complex simulation programs in government and industry around the world.

Our experts provide the management, guidance and technical support you need to successfully integrate distributed simulation systems into an interoperable solution that meets your needs and reduces cost, risk and time-to-market.

Pitch Technologies expanding product family consists of infrastructure products, development tools and runtime tools allowing the design, integration and execution of the most complex LVC environments and supports the latest IEEE 1516 HLA Evolved standard. Pitch products have been designed to meet our customer’s highest demands in terms of performance, robustness and ease-of-use.

Pitch Technologies also offers a complete range of HLA training courses targeted at general management, technical executives, project managers, developers and system integrators.

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SimPhonics is a leader in high fidelity simulation audio and networked radio systems. Well ahead of it’s time, V+, a fifth generation visual programming system, forms the heart of SimPhonics software products providing extensible standards based solutions. From FAA Level D audio simulation to realistic radio modeling for DIS/HLA, SimPhonics is committed to evolving technology in order to bring unmatched quality to our customers around the world. For nearly two decades, SimPhonics has fielded thousands of systems and has made significant contributions to establishing standards to improve interoperability. 

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  SimVentions, Inc.
SimVentions is a privately held business, incorporated in the state of Virginia in 2000. Our corporate headquarters is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia with an additional office in Orlando, Florida. At SimVentions, expressing what we do is quite simple: We Create Component Solutions. This is true whether it be for modeling and simulations, software engineering, or systems engineering. A few of our key solutions include Base Object Models (BOMs) within the modeling and simulation (M&S) arena, tactical software components consistent with the DoD Open Architecture Computing Environment (OACE) efforts, object-oriented components for software applications, interactive courseware modules for training, and program management and process tools in support of the rapid insertion of technology and components to warfighters. Specific to M&S, SimVentions’ expertise lies in the development and use of DIS, HLA and other distributed technologies such as web services, service oriented architectures (SOA), and, within the tactical community, Object Management Group's (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS). SimVentions has been an integral part in the research, standardization and development of various processes and concepts including Base Object Models (BOMs), Simulation Reference Markup Language (SRML), HLA Evolved, Federation Development and Execution Process (FEDEP),Coalition Battle Management Language (C-BML), Military Scenario Definition Language (MSDL), use and application of Metadata within the M&S community, and all with an eye for supporting composability and reuse within the greater SISO and M&S community. Additional experience includes the development of a suite of tools to facilitate the development of HLA federations and analysis of DIS simulations. SimVentions also has significant experience and background supporting various DoD related activities including the surface Navy in Dahlgren, VA and Washington D.C., and the U.S. Army in Orlando, FL. 

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Trideum Corporation
Trideum Corporation is a privately owned and operated small business, founded in 2005, headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. Trideum specializes in providing solutions and services in the area of Modeling & Simulation (M&S), Test & Evaluation (T&E), Capabilities Analysis and Management, and Training/Training Development. 

In addition to our Huntsville headquarters, Trideum operates a Program Office in Leavenworth, Kansas, as well as Field Offices in the Northern and Tidewater regions of Virginia; Orlando, Florida; Washington; Arizona; Ohio; and Texas.

Trideum has a broad range of expertise gained through hands-on program execution. Our offering ranges from strategic to operational, technical, and analytical requirements planning to engineering analysis, design, development and integration.  We are involved in the development, design, building and operation of synthetic environments for testing, training and experimentation.

Our Quality Management System (QMS) is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.  Trideum was named to INC5000 in 2015, as one of America’s fastest growing companies.

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Unreal Engine 
Developed by North Carolina-based Epic Games, Unreal Engine is a 3D tool suite used to produce high-fidelity, interactive applications at any scale across PC, mobile, VR, and AR platforms. Military and government leaders use Unreal Engine to bring new levels of realism, accuracy, and authenticity to simulated worlds using the latest advancements in real-time technologies, all of which are included and freely available off the shelf, along with full source code access.  

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