Thursday, May 15, 2008

DHS Joins Virtual World

From Anne Laurent at The Agile Mind Blog yesterday:

http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20080514_8611.php?zone=ngtoday

Excerpt:

The Homeland Security Department is joining the military services, intelligence community and a growing number of other agencies in the virtual world.

The National Guard plans to hold large-scale training exercises using the platform, in which people are represented by avatars and locations are modeled as generic town squares, where building and street signs change....the DHS virtual classroom will allow real-time communications via Voice over Internet Protocol, instant messaging and exchange of presentations, documents and other materials.

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