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GOV. WARNER TO ANNOUNCE NEW EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CENTER AT VMASC WEDNESDAY

Gov. Mark R. Warner will be at Old Dominion University's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center Wednesday, Aug. 31 to announce the creation of the Emergency Management Training, Analysis & Simulation Center (EMTASC), a groundbreaking private sector initiative devoted to providing state-of-the-art training and support for homeland security and emergency management command and management operations.

The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. and will be followed by tours, demonstrations and a reception.

The EMTASC mission is to mitigate loss of life and property due to manmade and natural disasters by preparing emergency command and management personnel and organizations. The Center employs world-class expertise and state-of-the-art modeling and simulation tools to conduct training, exercises, analysis, and operational support for disaster management and homeland security situations.

Initially, the Center will be housed at Old Dominion's VMASC in Suffolk until new facilities are built.

Corporate board members are: Alion, Anteon, BMH, Boeing, Booz-Allen Hamilton, Capstone Corp., Cubic, DDL Omni Engineering, Evidence Based Research Inc., General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Lockheed Martin, Loyola Enterprises Inc., MYMIC LLC, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Science Applications International Corporation, and WernerAnderson Inc.

This article was posted on: August 30, 2005

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