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No Magic's Gary Duncanson Honors Jack Hughes at 2014 Congressional Veteran Commendation Ceremony

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Jack Hughes (left) and Gary Duncanson shown with Mr. Hughes 2014 Congressional Veteran Commendation

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Gary Duncanson remarks during the Congressional Veteran Commendation for Jack Hughes

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Gary Duncanson (center) congratulating Jack Hughes (left) during the Congressional Veteran Commendation ceremony. Congressman Sam Johnson on far right.

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Recipients of the Congressional Veteran Commendation

Congressman Sam Johnson Event Honors Hometown Heroes, Veterans For Their Dedication and Service to Country

Allen, Texas (November 11, 2014) – Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic and a distinguished Member of the Congressional Veteran Commendation Selection Board, joined Congressman Sam Johnson and other CVC Board members in honoring hometown heroes and veterans at the 2014 Congressional Veteran Commendation event held November first in Plano, Texas. The CVC board is comprised of impressive individuals dedicated to serving as leaders in their communities and country.

The CVC ceremony is an opportunity to highlight and bring honor to those who have faithfully served our nation. The program runs in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress. Congressman Sam Johnson, as a lawmaker and veteran, works tirelessly on behalf of U.S. military personnel and veterans and has nominated a distinguished selection board, which serves as advisors to assist with nominations and the selection of commendation recipients.

Mr. Duncanson presented one of the nine commendation awards during the ceremony to Jack Hughes, an outstanding military veteran, community leader, and exemplary American from the Third District of Texas for his service to community and country. Following Mr. Duncanson's commendation remarks from the House of Representatives Congressional Record, Jack Hughes was presented with the formal commendation and framed flag presented by Congressman Sam Johnson.

"I am humbled and proud to be part of the CVC board and to be serving along side Congressman Sam Johnson and the other distinguished board members in the Congressional Veteran Commendation initiative which recognizes our veterans and community heroes," said Gary Duncanson. "It is truly an absolute privilege for me to continue my family's legacy of giving, which honors my father and brother for their lifetime of public service on behalf of our veterans, troops and nation," he added.

During the ceremony, nine recipients were presented with the Congressional Veterans commendation: Judge Don Stevenson, Jack Hughes, Gil Benoit, Donald Sams, Cliff Sosamon, Christopher DeBord, James Knabel, Mike Martin and Robert Paulk.

Mr. Duncanson is president and CEO of No Magic, a veteran-owned software firm in Allen, Texas. In 2012, Mr. Duncanson received the prestigious Patriot Award in recognition of his support of the U.S. Military and for hiring veterans. A son of a veteran, Mr. Duncanson has consistently gone above and beyond to support veterans and their families. He also worked for the U.S. Military in the Naval Warfare Assessment Center and currently works with the Department of Defense.

No Magic Announces Membership in Industrial Internet Consortium to Enable and Accelerate the Internet of Things

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Allen,Texas (October 7, 2014) – No Magic, Inc. the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation and analysis solutions and services has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium along side founding members General Electric, Intel, IBM, Cisco and AT&T.

The Industrial Internet Consortium is an open membership group formed to accelerate growth and adoption of the Internet of Things. The IIC defines requirements for open interoperability standards and at the same time develops common architectures to connect machines, smart devices, people, processes and data. No Magic, the most standards compliant solution provider in the industry, has a wide range of software solutions and platforms, as well as extensive experience in solving mission critical data interoperability issues, vitally important to enabling the Internet of Things and key to the ongoing mission of the Industrial Internet Consortium.

"Interoperability is one of the many Internet of Things enabling solutions from No Magic which we call the Cameo® Suite Platform, facilitating our vast array of interoperability solutions," said Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic, and OMG Board member. "We are delighted to be part of the IIC distinguished membership at this important time. For more than 20 years No Magic has been at the forefront of modeling and simulating systems, data interoperability, Big Data and ontology, bringing this highly relevant experience to the consortium. No Magic's ongoing innovation in these areas provides industry-leading enabling technology that allows enterprises to fully leverage the Internet of Things," added Duncanson.

"We're excited to have No Magic join the IIC," said Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium. "No Magic has been a longtime member of OMG – which manages the Industrial Internet Consortium. By joining the IIC, No Magic continues to show its dedication to forwarding technological innovations. Their expertise in modeling systems will play an important role in the development of the Industrial Internet space."

Joining the Industrial Internet Consortium is another way in which No Magic reflects its commitment to helping clients leverage the digital transformation taking place within their industry by embracing the global use of interconnected devices and the Internet of Things. The company's broad customer base which spans financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, telecom and academia is testament to No Magic's ability to facilitate and enable improved productivity, cost reduction and enhanced collaboration across the spectrum of represented IIC industries.

No Magic Honors Winners of Cameo Awards for Modeling, Simulation & Analysis Excellence

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2013 Winners Recognized at Annual No Magic World Conference

No Magic honors NMWC winnersNo Magic Honored Technology Leaders at its Cameo Awards Ceremony Monday May 5th, 2014
(Left to right): Gary Duncanson (President & CEO No Magic), Kent Laursen (Formerly SRC, now CTO No Magic), Stephan Prinzkosky (E2E), Larry Ferguson (CACI), Brian Hulbert (AFRL/LinQuest), Monte Porter (PEO Missiles and Space), Randy Coleman accepting for Dennis Wisnosky (Wizdom Technologies/FIBO), Justin Schmidt (Hospira), Nerijus Jankevicius (No Magic), Chris Henn (E2E), Nikolai Mansourov (KDM Analytics), Sandy Friedenthal (Friedenthal Consulting)

Allen, Texas - No Magic Inc., the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation, and analysis services and solutions, honored a wide range of technology companies at its Cameo Awards ceremony during the No Magic World Conference held at the iconic Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, May 5th in Allen, Texas. The Cameo Awards recognize companies, which have demonstrated technical innovation as well as measureable success using No Magic's Cameo Suite of applications. The Cameo Awards are an annual event, which coincide with the company's World Conference event.

"We are honoring the 'Best of 2013 and showing the world that modeling, simulation and analysis are critical to success in today's highly competitive economic environment," said Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic, Inc. "Those receiving the Cameo Awards represent world-class organizations making major innovations in defense, banking, insurance and government technologies that taxpayers and consumers will see in the future. Modeling is key to simplifying the complexity of today's world," added Duncanson.

Project of the Year in Financial Services 2013
Winner: Dennis Wisnosky, Wizdom Technologies/FIBO
For championing the Financial Industry Business Ontology Standard (FIBO)

Best Use of MBSE/SysML With Cameo Suite, Commercial, 2013
Winner: Justin Schmidt, Hospira

Best Use of MBSE/SysML With Cameo Suite, Federal, 2013
Winner: Brian Hulbert, AFRL/LinQuest
For research on the Verification and Validation (V&V) of complex, autonomous systems and cooperative UAV teaming

Most Creative Use of UML/BPMN With MagicDraw, 2013
Winner: Marcel Rassinger, E2E
Incorporating MagicDraw and Cameo Business Modeler within the E2E ecosystem

Project of the Year in UPDM/Enterprise Architecture, 2013
Winner: Monte Porter, PEO Missiles and Space
Pioneered methodology for partitioning and synchronizing UPDM compliant modules between a program office and its prime contractors

Project of the Year in UPDM/Enterprise Architecture, 2013
Winner: Kent Laursen, SRC
For his work in supporting Navy C4ISR architectures

Most Influential Technology Partner, 2013
Winner: Stephan Prinzkosky, E2E
For E2E's work with No Magic in launching the Cameo E2E Bridge in North America

Best Extension to Cameo Suite, Federal, 2013
Winner: Larry Ferguson, CACI
Combining CACI's model-driven design and implementation (MDDI) approach to software design and integration with No Magic's Cameo® tool suite

Industry Impact: MagicDraw Extension With Greatest Industry Impact, 2013
Winner: Djenana Campara, KDM Analytics
For development of the Cameo Risk Analyzer

Best Extension to Cameo Suite, Commercial, 2013
Winner: Dr. Dirk Zwemer, InterCAX
For development of the SLIM plugin to MagicDraw, enabling the creation and management of the Total System Model (TSM) for any complex system

Company/Individual Most Responsible for Improving the State of the Practice of MS&A, 2013
Winner: Sandy Friedenthal
For his ongoing and dedicated contribution to the field of MBSE, model-based systems engineering

Thematix and No Magic Announce Release of Visual Ontology Modeler

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Powerful Integration With MagicDraw® Makes Visual Ontology Modeler a Unique Diagram-based Semantic Technology Authoring Tool

Allen, Texas and New York, NY. (May 4, 2014) -- Thematix Partners, LLC, a semantic technology solutions provider, and No Magic Inc., the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation, and analysis services and solutions, today announced the general availability of the Visual Ontology Modeler ("VOM") -- the first and only ontology editor to use UML's well known graphical notation for building component-based ontologies.

VOM is a UML-based graphical user interface, delivered as a plug-in to No Magic MagicDraw, that enables drag-and-drop ontology creation and a visual "audit" of complex relationships. It is a multi-user and network-based environment for ontology creation, with ontology authoring wizards for creating and maintaining required UML® model elements, as well as extensive import/export support for RDF, RDFS and OWL – the W3C standard languages for expressing semantics on the web.

VOM enables faster, more reliable ontology creation, editing and review, making new kinds of semantic projects feasible. Because of its unique graphical approach to ontology creation, VOM provides a critical bridge in understanding between the software architect and the subject matter expert – critical for developing ontologies that properly model the real world. VOM models can leverage existing UML and MOF accessible business information, and can be linked to other UML-based models (e.g., SysML), providing a semantic overlay that can be used to reason about these models or to express model constraints that can be validated using OWL-DL reasoners.

"After an extensive and successful beta period, we are pleased to finally be able to make VOM available to the general public," said Elisa Kendall, Thematix partner and the creator of VOM – "MagicDraw is an ideal environment for VOM because of its comprehensive and longstanding support for UML." Kendall stated that she is "very proud to join the Cameo® Suite of solutions, providing a truly visual, round-trip tool for ontology modeling and development."

"Semantic technology is crossing the chasm from an academic research vision to a powerful business tool for representing the concepts and rules that business people deal with every day," said Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic. "We are pleased to be among the first in the market with a tool that enables the system architect to work with the business subject matter expert to author systems that enable machines to understand real-world concepts."

A beta version of VOM is already in use within some of the largest financial institutions in the United States, and it has been used extensively by the Enterprise Data Management Council to create a new standard issued by the Object Management Group (OMG®) – the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO). In addition, a wide variety of academics in universities from across the globe are currently using VOM in their research endeavors.

As a plug-in to MagicDraw, it is available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

Model Driven Technology Improves Speed and Confidence in Global Regulatory Reporting

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No Magic and Model Drivers Partnership to Provide Organizational Efficiency, Reduce Risk & Cost

Allen, Texas and London, England (February 14, 2014) – No Magic Inc., the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation, and analysis services and solutions and Model Drivers, provider of Model DR, today announced a technology partnership to provide model-driven XBRL solutions to improve business reporting for businesses and regulators.

The partnership is an extension of the successful development of Model DR, which combines the power of Data Point Modeling, RDF, NoSQL technology and the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) with the award-winning features and functionality of No Magic's Cameo®/MagicDraw modeling suite.

Model DR is one of the first tools to leverage the XBRL Abstract Model developed by XBRL International (XII), the global consortium that created and maintains the XBRL standard. The Abstract Model gives developers and analysts a strong foundation for implementing XBRL solutions.

"We at No Magic have enthusiastically supported XBRL International and their efforts to take XBRL to the next level of efficiency and effectiveness with their abstract model and data comparability initiatives," said Gary Duncanson President and CEO of No Magic and Object Management Group (OMG) Board Member. "We are delighted to see a member of the XBRL community bring these kinds of powerful, innovative business outcomes to the XBRL user base," added Mr. Duncanson.

"This new technology reflects what we believe are the big ideas to industrializing the business reporting process," commented Greg Soulsby, Director at Model Drivers. "Understanding your data, mapping your business data to your reporting and analysis requirements and driving reporting and analytics through automation and new technology are key," said Soulsby.

As part of the development process, XII is currently seeking implementation examples of the XBRL Abstract Model to better meet the needs of the market. "XII is grateful for the contribution of Model Drivers and No Magic for both their use of the Abstract Model in the creation of Model DR and for the valuable feedback it will provide to our ongoing efforts," said John Turner, CEO of XBRL International. "We hope the news of this partnership will inspire others to make similar contributions."

Model DR empowers business analysts, IT architects, enterprise architects and compliance officers with a tool to implement XBRL with greater speed and confidence, achieving faster, more efficient and far less costly regulatory reporting.

CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) and No Magic Corporation Announce a Cooperative Agreement

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ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) and No Magic Corporation recently announced a cooperative agreement to provide comprehensive Enterprise Architecture modeling and simulation services to commercial, government, and defense clients.

We are now announcing the first new development in our relationship. We have integrated CACI's Model-Driven Design and Implementation (MDDI) methodology and SIMPROCESS software with No Magic's Cameo® Suite to provide integrated and executable system architectures.

CACI's innovative MDDI methodology is a standards-based, repeatable process that accelerates the delivery of solutions, and provides client visibility and development agility throughout the entire software development lifecycle. CACI's SIMPROCESS and No Magic's Cameo Suite operate inside this framework. SIMPROCESS is a powerful modeling and simulation tool that allows analysts to examine process alternatives and multiple scenarios using quantifiable metrics. No Magic's Cameo Suite supports the full enterprise application life cycle from business requirements/planning through and including final testing.

This new partnership enables customers to develop standards-compliant business process models within the Cameo Suite, instantly export the models to SIMPROCESS, run simulations, analyze and optimize the business and engineering processes, and export them back into Cameo Suite where the entire architecture still resides with zero loss in fidelity.
This "round tripping" capability between architecture and simulation models enables substantially improved abilities for organizations to define, refine and optimize end-to-end business and engineering processes of all kinds, and do so within a full Enterprise Architecture context, prior to actually implementing the process changes.

CACI SVP Larry Ferguson stated, "The alliance of CACI and No Magic to integrate MDDI, SIMPROCESS, and the Cameo Suite creates a powerful partnership and unparalleled methodology and tools to provide faster, more efficient process improvement and system development from requirements generation to implementation for our clients."

No Magic and Mach 1 Development, LLC. Announce Strategic Alliance

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Powerful Integration of No Magic Solutions and DocuTRACER Creates Powerful Security and Risk Mitigation Approach

Allen, Texas and Austin, Texas (January 23, 2014) -- No Magic Inc., the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation, and analysis services and solutions and Mach 1 Development, LLC, provider of smart card design, identity management, border control systems, encrypted communications and logistics integrity products and services announced their strategic alliance today.

This alliance offers clients, for the first time, the benefit associated with the integration of No Magic's Cameo Risk Analyzer, encrypted data backup and business middleware - model-driven integration products and services and Cameo NIEM UML for information sharing with Mach 1's DocuTRACER, IN ID and E-SEAL solutions. The close collaboration between the two companies, and the newly formed alliance announced today, results in a combined approach designed to address the broad security needs of the Federal Government including tracking and analyzing digital assets, identifying vulnerabilities and associated risks, and mitigation management from architectural design throughout implementation and deployment.

"This significant alliance opportunity allows us to partner with No Magic, one of the industry's most respected modeling and security thought-leaders," said Paul Greene, CEO of Mach 1. "We are taking the core values of both companies to the next level by bringing unique, highly innovative security/risk mitigation solutions to private and government sectors."

"Both of our companies, are Veteran-Owned small businesses, yet we share in a joint goal of security preparedness and risk-mitigation with a keen customer focus," said Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic. "We are delighted to partner with Mach 1. With this newly formed collaboration and fit of both company's products, we will meet an identified mission-critical need in the security market. With security being of paramount importance in 2014 and beyond, No Magic's Cameo Risk Analyzer and other products in combination with Mach 1's DocuTRACER, will assist in keeping government enterprises safe," added Mr. Duncanson.

Sam Johnson announces special guest Taylor Kiland for 2013 Congressional Veteran Commendation Ceremony and Board

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U.S. Congressman
Third District of Texas

Plano, TX - U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) announced that former naval officer and author Taylor Baldwin Kiland will serve as special guest and keynote speaker at the 2013 Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) ceremony on Saturday, December 14. Johnson launched the CVC to honor local veterans and formally recognize their outstanding wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement. Additionally, Johnson announced four new board members and Collin County Judge Keith Self, a 29-year Army veteran and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, as the new chairman of the board.

Taylor Baldwin Kiland is a former naval officer and management consultant with a large technology and strategy consulting firm in Washington, D.C. She is the author or coauthor of four books, including Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later. Ms. Kiland's most recent book Lessons From The Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics Of High-Performance Teams (Naval Institute Press, 2013) takes a look at American Prisoners of War (POWs) held in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. As a third generation naval officer, Ms. Kiland spent many of her formative years in Coronado, California, a military community that was home to several POWs. She and her parents knew many of their families and she went to school with several of the POWs' kids, which sparked a passionate interest in our nation's longest-held POWs. In addition to speaking, Ms. Kiland will hold a book signing immediately following the ceremony.

As a lawmaker and veteran, Johnson works tirelessly on behalf of U.S. military personnel and veterans. The CVC ceremony is an opportunity to highlight and bring honor to those who have faithfully served our nation. The program runs in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress.

Johnson has a selection board that serves as a group of advisors to assist with nominations and the selection of commendation recipients. The board is comprised of impressive individuals dedicated to serving as leaders in their communities and country. Due to the board's term limit and to maintain continuity, Johnson has selected four new board members. Information on each new member, who will serve a four-year term, follows:

Gary Duncanson is president and CEO of No Magic, a veteran-owned software company in Allen, Texas. In 2012, Mr. Duncanson received the prestigious Patriot Award in recognition of his support of the U.S. Military and for hiring veterans. A son of a veteran, Mr. Duncanson has consistently gone above and beyond to support veterans and their families. He also worked for the U.S. Military in the Naval Warfare Assessment Center and currently works with the Department of Defense.

Cary Israel is president of Collin County Community College District, a multi-campus operation serving more than 53,000 students annually. Under Mr. Israel's leadership, veteran services have grown substantially by offering veteran-centered courses to help service members complete their education. Additionally, Collin College has been named among the nation's "Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities" and has a highly active Student Veterans of America chapter that focuses on assisting veterans' transition from military life to academic life.

Darcy Anderson serves as the vice chairman of Hillwood Management. Mr. Anderson graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1978. He completed five years of active duty in the U.S. Army, serving in various capacities with combat units of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Additionally, Mr. Anderson currently serves on the Board of Directors of West Point's Association of Graduates and Director of the West Point Society of North Texas.

Fritz Mowery is president and Chief Investment Office of Mowery Capital Management, a fee-based registered investment advisory and consulting firm based in McKinney, Texas. Mr. Mowery is also a member of the McKinney Airport Board and a staunch advocate for teaching students about aviation. He even started the McKinney ISD Aviation Academy, the only school program in Texas designed to motivate and prepare students to earn their pilot license or technician certification. Mr. Mowery served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

All Board members will be present at the December 14 ceremony to assist in announcing the commendation recipients. In addition, an in-depth interview of each honoree may be conducted and sent to the Veterans History Project to be added to the Library of Congress collection .

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