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CONTENTS MS&T 2/2009

05 EDITORIAL COMMENT Information as Weapon. Editor-in-Chief Chris Lehman reflects on the challenges and trade-offs of information security in our digital age.

08 TRAINING TECHNOLOGY

Real Training in Virtual Worlds. The power of virtual environments is coming to a schoolhouse near you. Rick Adams provides a peek into the future.

16 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION Unique Aircraft, Unique Training. The V22 Osprey is marked by both its unique configuration and its heavy reliance on simulation for training. Chuck Weirauch explains.

22 PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY Rethinking Air Force Technical Training. Caught in a situation where new technology investment was not allowed, improvements in training were found in redesign. Lt Robert Lo tells the story of 406 (M) Operational Training Squadron.

16 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION

FEATURE ARTICLES

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26 INTERVIEW Enhancing SIMULATION. US Congress House Bill 855 aims to promote and enhance medical simulation and modeling. MS&T’s Chuck Weirauch spoke with one of the sponsors of that bill – Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA.)

28 TRAINING TRANSFORMATION Soft Power, Non-Kinetic Ops. Military employment of soft power encompasses a broad range of non-kinetic operations and techniques. Rick Adams checks it out.

28 TRAINING TRANSFORMATION

31 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION Not Just Playing Around. The US Army is getting serious about gaming. Col Mark McManigal and Maj Tom Biedermann describe the latest initiatives.

34 TRAINING TECHNOLOGY Optimizing the Training Experience. Research is underway at NAWCTSD investigating the use of neuro-physiological data to provide feedback to instructors and trainees. Chuck Weirauch explains.

38 PROCUREMENT

31 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION

European Defence Agency. A child of the EU, the EDA focuses on improving European defence capabilities through R&T. Walter F. Ullrich gives an overview of the Agency.

42 SHOW PREVIEW 20 Years of ITEC. ITEC 2009 will be the 20th year for this European showcase. Walter F Ullrich looks back.

44 NEWS Seen and Heard. A round up of developments in simulation and training. Edited by Fiona Greenyer. MS&T MAGAZINE • ISSUE 2/2009

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MS&T Magazine - Issue 2/2009  

Military Simulation & Training Magazine - The International Defence Training Journal.