Accession Number:

ADP013441

Title:

Visual Purple, the Next Generation Crisis Management Decision Training Tool

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS COLUMBUSOH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

No one should have to face a crisis without proper training. For years, pilots have relied on flight simulators to ensure realistic, top-quality training. Unfortunately, this type of training and simulation has not existed for first responders and their leaders who must prepare for all types of crisis and consequence management especially chemical or biological terrorism. With proven technology, Visual Purple VP develops and deploys interactive, video rich, computer-based role-playing simulations designed to increase and to acceterate the ability of individuals to make appropriate crisis-related decisions. Visual Purples stand alone or Internet deployed simulations described by some as interactive movies leverage role-playing and its time-proven effectiveness for immersing individuals in an realistic, information-intensive, and challenging world where key decision-making is exercised in accordance with preferred procedures, theory and doctrine. Up to now, civilian first responder training has consisted of little more than traditional classroom lectures - decidedly inefficient and expensive. Now with VPs products, the learner is immersed in an information-intensive and challenging simulation environment, forcing many decisions, and demonstrating the consequences resulting from those decisions. Incorrect or untimely decisions within the simulation can often results in disaster, just as in the real world but without the real world costs Visual Purples technology-based training simulations accelerate the mastery of complex material and increase performance in decision making by simulating flic high stress of making decisions with life and death implications while having incomplete, or conflicting information. Numerous government reports have highlighted the reqrnrement for improved training and simulations. This is the design principle recently addressed by General William W. Hartzog, USA ret. If a simulation can offer conditions th

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE