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Delivering Immersive Training at the Mission Point of Need

Mobility can play a significant role in accelerating training solutions to federal agencies, according to Munjeet Singh, vice president of Strategic Innovation Group-Cloud Services Architecture at Booz Allen Hamilton. Singh recently spoke with Greg Otto, managing editor at Cyberscoop, about the emerging digital transformation solutions, in the latest Accelerating Innovation in Government series video.

One of the considerable training challenges for the federal government, Singh noted, is developing consistent experiences for multiple domains — across institutional, operational and self-development training. Singh highlights that there’s an opportunity to turn 500-page manuals, for example, into high-end live virtual constructive (LVC) simulations. Powered by mobile, such as the Samsung Gear VR, immersive training can build muscle memory and reinforce learning so it becomes more instinctive.

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Singh also notes that mobile can help reduce the time it takes to create a new training scenario. Today, it’s not unheard of for it to take 12-18 months to create simulation content. Mobile presents efficiency and optimization advantages that help shorten the development window and bring real-time training to the point of need faster.

More future-looking, Singh noted that Booz Allen Hamilton is evaluating how to use machine intelligence capabilities to prevent users from “gaming” the simulations, much like kids who learn the shortcuts in video games. These emerging capabilities will learn user behavior and dynamically change the content to throw curveballs at users.

Watch to hear more of Singh’s thoughts on immersive training and stay tuned to Samsung Insights’ federal government coverage for additional videos.

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Chris Balcik

With over 27 years of experience in the defense, intelligence and transportation industries, Chris Balcik currently leads Federal government sales for Samsung’s B2B Mobile division. Chris brings with him expertise in assisting public and private sector clients including the FAA, DNI and DoD on complex, large-scale systems engineering and technology transformations, concept of operations design, program management, business case analysis, and business process optimization. Prior to entering the civilian workforce, Chris was an Officer in the United States Air Force leading Command and Control support to military operations.

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