Dignitas Technologies, established in 2004 is a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) dedicated to understanding customer Modeling, Simulation Training (MS&T) needs and providing specialized, architecture-centric, agile solutions. We specialize in system and software analysis, design, development, testing, and fielding of military training and mission rehearsal applications.
Dignitas Technologies has been named one of MT2's top Simulation & Training companies every year since 2010
Dignitas was named one of the 2013 Florida Companies to Watch and received a 2nd place award for donations for Operation Giveback
Dignitas was featured in Florida Trend Magazine and Forward Florida Magazine
Dignitas won the 2017 ACG Orlando Smart Award for Technology & Simulation.
Dignitas is a member of the following organizations:
Synthetic Environments: Megacities / Dense Urban Environment and Geographic Information System modeling.
Geospatial database generation, 3D visual models and 2D/3D visualization tool. Computer Generated Forces & Pattern
of Life entity and aggregate level solutions. Physics-based dynamic terrain and weather representation.
Mixed Reality for Training and Mission Rehearsal: Portable, low cost virtual and augmented reality simulators
integrating different input modalities. Mobile simulation apps.
Adaptive Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Mature, adaptable intelligent tutoring system (ITS) interoperable with various
simulation and training applications. Includes a web-based architecture framework with over 1500 users.
Cyber Training: Cyber Training solutions for both LVCG and cyber range training.
LVCG Interoperability: Interoperable solutions between Live, Virtual, Constructive and Gaming (LVCG) training
environments and Mission Command Systems. LVCG terrain database correlation.
IT Services: Information Technology (IT) systems integration and infrastructure connectivity. Virtualization, cloud
computing, and data center support. Network optimization and cybersecurity protection.
Courseware Development: Analysis and development of material for instructor-led classes and self-directed interactive
multimedia instruction (IMI) 1 4. Includes eLearning material to facilitate student-teacher interactions online.
Small business innovation, speed, and flexibility combined with experience.
CMMI Level 3 appraised processes and Fortune 500 management experience.
Key successes in both research and production programs, facilitating high research to production technology transition.
Support across multiple Services, with a role on a wide range of MS&T.
Proficient with the development and management of large complex training systems and architectures.
Past Performance Highlights
The prime contractor on over 35 contracts, totaling over $30M in funded value and a subcontractor for numerous defense
contractors with subcontract values totaling over $60M over the past 10 years.
Contract vehicles span DoD Services (Army, Air Force, and Navy) and major types (Fixed Price, Cost Plus, T&M, OTAs,
BAAs, SBIRs, ID/IQs).
Programs of Record: Army CCTT, AVCATT, CDT, JLCCTC, OneSAF , SE Core, CPM Next, LVC IA; AF F35; Navy LCS, ERDE,
Elizabeth Burch, President/CEO
Ms. Elizabeth Burch is President/CEO and majority owner of Dignitas Technologies. Elizabeth has over 24 years of experience with Modeling and Simulation. She began her career in software engineering and then became the manager of numerous complex simulation systems. Prior to Dignitas Technologies, Elizabeth held the position of Senior Program Manager and Assistant Vice President of Program Management at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in Orlando, FL for 16 years.
Her specialization is in modeling, simulation and training for research, development and production type contracts. She has previously held the positions of CCTT Program Manager (PM), OneSAF Deputy PM, SE Core A&I PM and Deep Green PM. Elizabeth’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida (UCF), management courses from George Washington University and the Defense Management Acquisition and numerous certificate courses in the field of Program Management.
So what’s up with that “Dignitas” word, you ask? First, the pronunciation isn’t easy. We pronounce it like “dignity” except the ending “tee” sound is replaced by “toss.” Second, if you Google us, you’ll find a few other organizations with similar names. For example Team Dignitas is a gaming clan from the U.K. However, Dignitas Technologies’ name stems from the founder’s interest in Roman history (plus a few more mundane and commonplace names were considered but…for good or bad…were already taken in the Florida Corporation registration database!).
“Dignitas” is an ancient Latin word that doesn’t translate well into modern American society. The concept was prominent in Ancient Rome, especially the late Republic. Basically, dignitas could be thought of as “respect based upon accomplishments or ability.” It isn’t quite the same as being “famous” in our society, because that implies a certain notoriety that can be achieved through many means, not all of them based upon abilities or accomplishments. Also, dignitas in ancient Rome was related to past and future generations…that is, your ancestors contributed (or detracted!) from your dignitas, and future generations relied on you to support or advance thedignitas of your gens (family or clan). Prominent Roman individuals worked to build up a set of qualities, of which dignitas was only one, including auctoritas, gravitas, and pietas.
Anyone who has actually read this far may be up for a reference to Wikipedia. For those who find history too dry to read (say it ain’t so!), you could try Colleen McCullough’s “The First Man in Rome” series, which provides a view of the late Republic as fictional history.
The founder picked “Dignitas” mostly because of a personal interest in ancient history, but also because the concept maps to the way we approach our projects. Basically, we build relationships with customers by performing well for them. We get most business not through classic “marketing” means, but rather based upon real-world performance and results.