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'YouTubing' Training Games

August 26, 2008 Anne Laurent is the author of The Agile Mind blog. David Kushner at the IEEE Spectrum blog "The Sandbox" recently coined a gaming term, "the YouTubing of games" that set me to thinking about how the evolution of immersive online experiences is running on many, often parallel, tracks. Kushner has...

Most Companies Use Games; Shouldn't You?

June 24, 2008 More than three-quarters of American companies and nonprofits that aren't already using video games and interactive software for training plan to use them within five years. Already, 70 percent of major employers are using games. A new study released yesterday by the Entertainment Software Association also found that 75 percent...

Collaborative Internet tools making inroads into intel agencies

June 5, 2008 A top official with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said on Tuesday that the intelligence community was moving inexorably toward embracing online collaboration tools, known as Web 2.0 applications, which hold the promise of improving U.S. intelligence efforts. Comment on this article in The Forum."The last frontier...

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Collaborative Internet tools making inroads into intel agencies

June 5, 2008 A top official with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said on Tuesday that the intelligence community was moving inexorably toward embracing online collaboration tools, known as Web 2.0 applications, which hold the promise of improving U.S. intelligence efforts. "The last frontier used to be the acquisition of...

Wii Fit for Battle

May 30, 2008 Anne Laurent writes regularly on virtual worlds on her blog, The Agile Mind What goes around comes around. Nowhere is this better illustrated today than in the symbiotic relationship between the U.S. military and the computer and video gaming industry. You'll find a terrific illustration of it in a column...

Virtues of Virtual Workplaces

May 22, 2008 Federal agencies, take note: Large companies with globally dispersed workforces are beginning to sing the virtues of virtual workspace. As I've written before, IBM has planted its flag in the synthetic world, not least because it hopes Web 3.0 will be a vast network of linked virtual worlds living on...

DHS joins the virtual world

May 14, 2008 The Homeland Security Department is joining the military services, intelligence community and a growing number of other agencies in the virtual world. Comment on this article in The Forum.Engineering & Computer Simulations in Orlando, Fla., will build a 3-D, secure social network that DHS employees will use to virtually train...

NAPA launches collaboration Web site

May 9, 2008 If you've ever wished your federal agency could adopt wikis, use YouTube or delve into the virtual world but feared the security, technology and political barriers were too high to overcome, take heart. You've got supporters, and they have success stories. Comment on this article in The Forum.On May 8,...

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From NextGov.com: NAPA launches collaboration Web site

May 9, 2008 If you've ever wished your federal agency could adopt wikis, use YouTube or delve into the virtual world but feared the security, technology and political barriers were too high to overcome, take heart. You've got supporters, and they have success stories. Read the full story from Nextgov.com.

Virtual Spying

May 2, 2008 Lisa Porter, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity suggests in an interview that one way for intelligence agencies to better comb the tsunami of data they now collect is by using virtual worlds. She doesn't elaborate in her Q&A in the May issue of IEEE Spectrum magazine, but...