Command Post Technologies Announces Central Florida Expansion
Orlando, Fla. (February 28, 2020) Central Florida’s well-known modeling, simulation and training industry is getting a new neighbor.
Virginia-based Command Post Technologies announced today they are starting a significant expansion into the Central Florida area, starting as a soft-landing client of UCF’s Research Park Innovation District.
“The Research Park region of Central Florida is internationally-known, and we decided it would be critical for our growth to establish a physical presence near many of our existing clients in the Research Park where we can contribute our experience and knowledge of best practices to cybersecurity infrastructure initiatives that are planned and executed in the region,” says Scott Bisciotti, president & CEO, Command Post Technologies. “We also see this realm of training our cyber soldiers as a critical mission with significant growth in the coming years.”
Command Post Technologies was founded in 2008 as a service-disabled veteran-owned business, specializing in Cyber Operations, Joint Test & Evaluation (JT&E), Leadership Development, and Training & Exercise Support.
In 2013, the company was named one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the country by Inc. Magazine and currently has 80 employees in locations across 10 states.
The Orlando office will open with four employees to start and will expand up to 25 employees over the next two years. The jobs will be focused on high-end specialized network and cyber engineering services with a salary range from $75,000 to $150,000.
“When companies like Command Post Technologies come to Orange County to create jobs, it is proof our region’s efforts in this industry are successful,” says Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings. “We’ve worked hard to diversify our economy and having programs like the UCF Innovation Districts work to bring new businesses here and contributes to growing our economy.”
Much of the focus for the MS&T industry has been developing ways to replace live-fire training in simulated environments. However, as wartime threats become increasingly high through cyber attacks, the federal government is starting to focus on training the people who can prevent sophisticated cyber attacks.
“Our innovation districts are focused on companies and industries where there is significant growth and scalability opportunities for the future,” says Carol Ann Dykes Logue, director, Innovation Districts Programs & Operations, University of Central Florida. “As war continues to transform into a technological battlefield, we believe our region can be a leader in this realm as well.”
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UCF Business Incubation Program: Carol Ann Dykes Logue, 407-635-9882, firstname.lastname@example.org; Rob Panepinto, 407-467-5789, email@example.com; Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470, Alan@ByrdConnections.com
About Command Post Technologies: Command Post Technologies, Inc. (CPT) is a leader in the Defense Services field specializing in Cyber Operations, Joint Test & Evaluation (JT&E), Leadership Development, and Training & Exercise Support. CPT is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2008 and headquartered in Suffolk, VA, with personnel across the country. With 2/3 of our staff former military, CPT firmly believes in employing veterans and leveraging their expertise. For more information, please visit commandposttech.com/
About UCF Innovation Districts: The University of Central Florida recently launched three Innovation Districts to provide unique resources to companies with the potential to scale into national and international businesses. Each Innovation District is highly focused on targeted industries and technologies based in that geographical area.
In these districts, there are a wide range of support services and programs focused on giving the entrepreneurs the tools they need to grow. There will be five, overreaching aspects of support, including innovation labs, traditional incubator services, industry connectivity, experiential programming and program partnerships
Innovations Districts are centered around existing clusters of industry tied to the expertise of both the University and the overall community.
Specifically, they are:
- Research Park: Defense/Military, MST, Cyber, Photonics, Robotics, Energy, Space
- Downtown Orlando: Digital media, Smart City, FinTech, Education, Hospitality Tech
- Lake Nona: Lifesciences, Healthcare, Medical Simulation
The UCF Innovation Districts are part of the larger UCF Business Incubation Program.
About the UCF Business Incubation Program: The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped over 390 local companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2016/17 and 2017 /18 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped sustain more than 6,275 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of more than $888 million on regional GDP and more than $1.59 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned $12.03 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu