Team Orlando: Community of Progress2018; IITSEC; Vogel-Walcutt, J.; et. al.
Team Orlando has become an international icon for the modeling, simulation, and training community. Countless examples of cooperation demonstrate the exceptional advantage of having co-located representatives from every military branch, academia, and industry. The benefit of this community exceeds the sum contributions of the players but measuring its impact has not been straightforward. Thus to date, a clear picture of the return on investment (ROI) with associated data has not yet been accomplished. Nonetheless, the stakeholders of this community require tangible measures of impact. While those of us intimately involved with Team Orlando can easily appreciate the impact of this synergy, making it transparent and understandable to others can be a challenge.