Navy Wants Some Good Anti-Terrorist Computer Games

The Naval Post-Graduate School plans to buy tech that runs on open source infrastructure.

The Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, Calif., wants to acquire a bunch of anti-terrorist games that can run on a variety of gadgets, including computers and iThings to support -- I’m not making this up -- its Combatting Terrorism Fellowship program.

Types of games NPS is looking for include:

  • Terrorist ideologies and counter-ideology strategies
  • Terrorist financing and counter-finance
  • Insurgency mobilization and counter-mobilization
  • Special Operations and counterterrorism military operations

NPS said that while it would consider commercial games, it “prefers games that can run on free and open source infrastructure.” No browser plug-ins or Java applets, please.