Army looks to better attract gaming industry for training simulations
FORT MEADE, Md. — The Army’s Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team soon plans to unveil new labs where it can tap into the innovation of vendors that could one day improve individual and collective training.
At its headquarters in Orlando, the team will open a renovated Technology Integration Facility this week. The facility creates a secured setting, where vendors with promising technology can run it on a military test network.
The team’s goal is to establish a common synthetic environment, where live, virtual and constructive training can be converged, she said. The Army currently does that at 12 permanent sites, but they are mainly for the active-duty component and require long planning timelines and lots of resources such as contractors to operate the event.