The Forensic Innovation Center, LLC (FIC), a partner firm of NFSTC, along with Sealund and Associates, has been selected by Brandon Hall to receive the silver Excellence in Technology award for Best Advance in Gaming or Simulation Technology.
The project selected for award is Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) Training, a computer/web-based program that uses virtual reality, gaming-style simulations to assist military personnel in learning to identify and collect forensic evidence on the battlefield. Developed and designed for the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), the training uses immersive, 3-D simulated environments to provide safe, realistic situations in which users can practice the skills learned throughout the course.
FIC developed the training program and selected Sealund and Associates to produce the 3-D simulations. The goal of the program is to increase knowledge retention of military users by providing simulated environments with increasing levels of complexity. The scenarios represent real-world situations personnel will likely encounter once deployed.
More information on the Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology awards can be found at http://brandonhall.com/excellence-technology.php?year=2013#Best Advance in Gaming or Simulation Technology