Training and Simulation

Fun, competition inspire better service and happier employees

Could the same principles that apply to gaming help increase workforce productivity and employee engagement?

Virtual worlds emerge within agencies

Having cut their teeth in Second Life, agencies are increasingly building their own virtiual environments.

2013 budget proposal puts IT on short leash

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient.

New program points cyber pros toward government careers

Professional association beefs up its program to target early-career cybersecurity workers.

Can I shoot your avatar?

As the Army has embraced video game-like training, officials see a need for personalized avatars.

White House summer jobs program offers technology training

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announced tech-related commitments to the White House's summer jobs program for young Americans.

Virtual worlds training for federal cyber pros in the works

A joint effort between DHS and State will offer courses in a virtual worlds environment for federal cybersecurity professionals.

Marines prep for combat support with simulation

At Camp Pendleton's Battle Simulation Center, Marines are tested in operational support using simulation tools that recreate combat.

Games turn serious

Videogame technologies are becoming useful for research, science and other serious applications.

Cybersecurity at the post-grad level

Executives baffled by the language of technology and overwhelmed by cybersecurity program management conundrums now have an educational resource.

Future cybersecurity workforce heads to summer camp

The U.S. Cyber Challenge, launched two years ago to address a critical shortage of skilled professionals, is expanding efforts to attract, engage and educate students for careers in cybersecurity.

Leadership training needed for cyber warfare

Educational institutions throughout the military are trying to define the set of skills and knowledge that their leaders will need to prevail on the cyber battlefield of the 21st century.

Leadership training needed for cyber warfare

Educational institutions throughout the military are trying to define the set of skills and knowledge that their leaders will need to prevail on the cyber battlefield of the 21st century.

Avoiding Facebook regrets: Keep your friends close

The stories, rumors and media coverage about Facebook flubs might be enough to drive you away from social media for good, especially if you work for the government, where attention to proper risk management is second to none.

Army's Chiarelli honored for support of vets

Speaking at this week's Federal 100 awards ceremony, Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli highlighted how technology is helping to heal brain injuries and treat post-traumatic stress disorder.