Delivering Innovative Results
The goal is to test whether a virtual world is a more efficient delivery method than the current practice of using the classified SIPRnet and the unclassified NIPRnet and Internet Public Portal, according to JKO deputy program manager Marty Vozzo. The virtual world would be cloud-based and accessible over the Web.
The Combating Traffic in Persons course was chosen first because it is high-volume: all Department of Defense military and civilian personnel must take the training, which takes about an hour to complete. There were 36,000 course completions last year.
The virtual world test will be conducted in the spring, before final evaluation by the Office of the Secretary of...
December 3, 2012 - Orlando, FL - Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) announced today that it received a contract from the Joint Staff J7, Joint & Coalition Warfighting (JCW), Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) to develop a practical exercise vignette within the Virtual World Framework.
ECS, in partnership with Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), is developing an online, companion module to an existing course, Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP), using the Office of the Secretary of Defense-sponsored Virtual World Framework (VWF). The VWF companion module will immerse trainees in an environment and allow them to practice recognizing and reacting to indictors of trafficking in persons.
The VWF is an emerging capability developed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness, Training Readiness & Strategy (OSD (P&R) TRS). Coupling numerous emerging technologies, the VWF allows users ease of access...
November 1, 2012 - Orlando, FL Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) announced today that the Cross-Cultural Competence Trainer (3CT) Mobile was selected as a finalist in the 2012 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C), which is held annually at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). The Joint Staff J7, Joint & Coalition Warfighting (JCW), Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) submitted the entry into the Mobile and Government categories. Engineering & Computer Simulations developed the game under contract to Joint Knowledge Online.
August 2, 2012, Orlando, FL - Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) announced today that it received a contract from the Joint Staff J7, Joint & Coalition Warfighting (JCW), Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) to translate the previously developed Cross-Cultural Competence Trainer (3CT) to an HTML5-based hybrid application that can be accessed through the Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) application. As a result, Joint Warfighters globally will gain cross-platform accessibility.
During the process, ECS will serve as the Mobile Lead Supplier and will work closely with JKO and other vendors of the JKO contract team to convert the existing 3CT course available on JKO into a mobile format. 3CT is a non-theater specific culture training course comprised of a military track and a civilian track including mission specific lessons such as humanitarian assistance/disaster relief and provincial reconstruction teams (PRTs). The 3CT Mobile course is a companion to the...
A NATO commissioned serious game, Boarders Ahoy!, originally conceptualized by Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS), is the first of its kind to achieve full deployment on Google's Play Marketplace. A portion of the serious game commissioned by NATO-ACT and designed to improve the effectiveness of personnel during Maritime Interdiction Operations is now available to download for free from Google’s Play Marketplace.
ECS, teamed with Caspian Learning and Bohemia Interactive Simulations, developed a version of Boarders Ahoy! on the VBS Worlds platform for demonstration at the 2011 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Since then, with continued development, it has been reconfigured for mobile device play. This game is one of the first of its kind to achieve such widescale potential and accessible distribution.
Google’s Play Marketplace, formerly known as the Android Marketplace, is host to the...