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Highlights from IST                                                                       2nd Quarter, 2000

IST demos prototype for ADL-style simulation primer

The Institute’s popular workshop for simulation managers, Modeling & Simulation Basics, soon will be available via the Internet on your personal computer, a product of improvements in Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) technology.

ADL is a Department of Defense and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy initiative to 

“ensure access to high-quality education and training materials that can be tailored to individual learner needs and made available whenever and wherever they are required…By making learning software accessible,  interoperable, durable, reusable, adaptable and affordable, the ADL initiative will ensure that academic, business, and government users of  learning software gain the best possible value from the materials they  purchase.”[1]

IST’s developers have demonstrated a Web-based learning module ...

Emergency management: Film at eleven

Digital video crews of university film studies students coordinated by IST were on the scene as a simulated aircraft disaster played out at a Central Florida airport recently.

camera crew

Emergency personnel from 12 agencies participated in Emergency 2000, an all-day a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional, community mass casualty and family assistance simulation drill. The camera crews got it all on tape.

Orlando Sanford Airport, northwest of Orlando hosted the exercise. Four area hospitals participated, accepting five “victims” from the crash airlifted from the staging ground by rescue helicopter teams. Even the American Red Cross was on hand to counsel victims’ families.

Exercise planners designed the simulation to challenge the entire emergency response network. A report to the Seminole County emergency action center informed dispatchers that a commercial aircraft experienced a... 

Army Secretary Pays IST a Visit

Secretary of the Army Louis Caldera (at left in above photo) recently paid a visit to the Institute for Simulation & Training for a brief overview of several of the Institute’s Army-sponsored projects. more

IT Center’s catalog software gets smarter

The Information Technology Service Center at IST is taking its catalog software development to higher levels of “knowledge management.”

The Air Force, Navy and Army already use IST’s software for cataloging their modeling and simulation resources. A member of any subscribing military service component can search across the three military services for information and take advantage of a number of automated tools that make searching, developing reports, contributing updates and keeping up-to-date a lot easier...

 

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