DTIC Virtual Worlds Overview

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A presentation given to DTIC http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/ regarding the current state of virtual worlds in government. Topics included general overview, potential use cases, different platform technologies.

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  • What are virtual worlds?A new online development platform born out of the video game industry.A massively multiplayer online environment where users can interact with our science and each other through avatars. An electronic representation of ones self.For today’s presentation I’m going to let my avatar do the talking. So sit back, relax, and enjoy.
  • U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command SL islands opened in January 2009
  • 32 billion dollar global security company with 120,000 employeesSimulation, training, and prototypingBuilt a combat information center (CIC) in SL inside a scale virtual replica of the USS Blue RidgeCreates a memory of the environment even if you haven’t visitedVirtual Bomb Disposal Units – prohibitive cost and dangerAs of Q3 2009 150+ employees were regularly meeting there
  • underwater mine removalPrototypes of not-yet-available technology for design iteratiovirtual sail boat can be made to behave as a real sail boatremoves many of the inherent risks and dangers associated with the physical world
  • Offering virtual-based training could offset the cost of travel to training sites around the world which often includes lodging and other expenses.
  • Coalition Island is a nexus of United States armed forces activity and collaboration taking place in Second Life (collectively called "Military Lands" or "MiLands"). The continent currently contains 20 regions with 10 more regions planned for the near future. Opened in 2009
  • Also talk about MilandsWait and see about vGov24 submissions to the RFP
  • Based on Croquet, then Qwaq
  • Led by US Army Research
  • DTIC Virtual Worlds Overview

    1. 1. Virtual Worlds Overview<br />DTIC Presentation<br />Eric Hackathorn<br />5/24/2010<br />
    2. 2. What are virtual worlds?<br />… and creating scalable branded experiences.<br />Taking flagship organizational assets…<br />
    3. 3. Virtual World Demonstrations<br />
    4. 4. OpenSim<br />An Open Source Virtual World Alternative<br />
    5. 5. Demonstration<br />
    6. 6.
    7. 7. Demonstration<br />
    8. 8. Why should DTIC care?<br />
    9. 9. Imagine a Future<br />
    10. 10. DTIC Stakeholders<br />Helen Q. Sherman, 2008 DTIC Registered Users<br />
    11. 11. Army Recruitment<br /><ul><li>One of the ten most popular PC action games played online
    12. 12. Virtual recruitment center provides interaction with combat veterans
    13. 13. In-world training based off of Army standards
    14. 14. Effort augmented by Second Life islands
    15. 15. Information hub and providing other outreach activities</li></li></ul><li>Northrop Grumman<br />“It didn’t take long to identify a myriad of effective uses that could either save corporate monies or generate them. We found a way that this could benefit every single NGC employee”<br /><ul><li>--Matt Furman, Project Lead, Northrop Grumman</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Thirteen regions in Second Life named after submarine classes
    16. 16. Visitor center with information on all the divisions
    17. 17. Virtual attack center to simulate various combat situations
    18. 18. Sonar data visualizations</li></ul>Naval Undersea Warfare Center<br />
    19. 19. <ul><li>Every new cadet would be issued an avatar
    20. 20. Avatar follows cadet throughout their career
    21. 21. Airmen can attend virtual training and receive credit
    22. 22. Recruitment information and outreach</li></ul>Air Force MyBase Program<br />
    23. 23. “MiLands” or Military Islands<br /><ul><li>A growing joint military virtual continent
    24. 24. Family counseling, simulation, prototype testing, and training
    25. 25. Starting virtual joint military exercises</li></li></ul><li>How can DTIC get involved?<br />
    26. 26. What is vGov?<br />
    27. 27. vGov Highlights<br />
    28. 28. vastpark<br />http://www.vastpark.com/<br />
    29. 29. Vastpark Highlights<br />
    30. 30. Teleplace<br />http://www.teleplace.com/<br />
    31. 31. Teleplace Highlights<br />
    32. 32. web.alive<br />http://avayalive.com/WaStore/<br />
    33. 33. web.alive highlights<br />
    34. 34. OLIVE<br />http://www.saic.com/products/simulation/olive/<br />
    35. 35. OLIVE Highlights<br />
    36. 36. DTIC Use Cases<br />Procurement design contests (DefenseSolutions.gov)<br />“Ask a Librarian”<br />Advancements to search capabilities (DTIC Online)<br />Data visualization<br />Document management process<br />Collaborative design & development<br />Science fairs<br />Integrated customer interface<br />Learning & development<br />Meetings & conferences<br />Remote facility management<br />Recruiting & onboarding<br />
    37. 37. Advancements in Search<br />
    38. 38. Imagine a vast virtual work area….<br />
    39. 39. Populated with millions of data objects…<br />
    40. 40. Analyzed by thousands of people…<br />
    41. 41. DTIC’s Document Network<br />
    42. 42. Advancements in Procurement<br />
    43. 43. “We are presenting a problem without specifying a solution.” <br /> – Christopher Thomas<br />
    44. 44. <ul><li>Reaching a global development community
    45. 45. Innovative training and analysis solutions
    46. 46. Collaboration, skill buildings, instruction, and visualization categories
    47. 47. Open to all contestants
    48. 48. Winners showcased at GameTech
    49. 49. 25+ “real” submissions received
    50. 50. Government and non-government winners
    51. 51. ~50K in prize money</li></ul>http://fvwc.army.mil/FVWC-Main.html<br />
    52. 52. Advancements in<br />Firewall Visualizations<br />
    53. 53. An Executive Guide for<br />Keeping Up with the Virtual World<br />Contact me!<br />Join a virtual world and create an avatar<br />Ask your kids about virtual worlds<br />Ask your staff about virtual worlds<br />Bookmark several virtual world news sites<br />Read DTIC’s Vision Paper for Virtual Worlds (Due Sept 2010)<br />
    54. 54. Questions?<br />virtual.worlds@noaa.gov<br />

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