In a strange twist on reality, the Navy wants to buy a bunch of Xbox and Wii game machines so sailors can play “Black Ops: Call to Duty” or a long list of other video games using non-appropriated Morale, Welfare and Recreation funds.
Or, if they’re in the mood for lighter stuff, Super Mario Brothers or a NASCAR game. Maybe the SEALS – who have more than enough real-life Black Ops – will opt for Super Mario. This makes my head hurt.
Bob Brewin joined Government Executive in April 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a journalist focusing on defense issues and technology. Bob covers the world of defense and information technology for Nextgov, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.