Accession Number : ADA635940


Title :   Skill Transfer and Virtual Training for IND Response Decision-Making: Project Summary and Next Steps


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB


Personal Author(s) : Rose, Charles E ; Seater, Robert M ; Norige, Adam S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a635940.pdf


Report Date : 12 Apr 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) has been engaged in a project sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that examines alternative mechanisms for training and evaluation of emergency managers (EMs) to augment and complement existing techniques. The effort seeks to answer the question of how government agencies can ensure that key emergency response personnel have the required skills and knowledge to make critical decisions during an incident of unprecedented size, scope, and complexity, such as an improvised nuclear device (IND) detonation. The effort has examined gamebased training methods to determine their suitability for addressing the identified gaps and to improve the tools, techniques, and guidance for creating game-based training materials. This report summarizes the key steps and findings of the project.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER GAMES , *FIRST RESPONDERS , *JOB TRAINING , DECISION MAKING , EMERGENCIES , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , PERFORMANCE TESTS , TACTICAL ANALYSIS , TEACHING METHODS , VALIDATION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Escape, Rescue and Survival


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE