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US emphasises cyber training amid budget uncertainty

4th February 2022 - 12:55 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy


Many US military senior officers are calling for increased cyber warfare training. (Photo: DVIDS)

During a webinar hosted by NTSA, US military leaders voiced concerns about funding and the need for integrated cyber warfare training.

The US National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA) launched a series of monthly webinars that started in January. The first event was titled ‘Forward to Tomorrow’ and drew together participants from the USN, Army, USMC, USAF and industry to discuss key themes that emerged from I/ITSEC 2021 as well as future challenges facing the S&T community.

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The other hot topic addressed by many was the metaverse and what such technologies could achieve in terms of the ‘migration away from traditional schoolhouse/classroom pedagogy with greater focus on effective/efficient training and education at the point of need', explained John Taylor, Deputy Program Manager PM Training Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command (PMTRASYS).

Although the metaverse and its sub-set, the digital twin, have become hot topics of late, whether the conservative military will adopt the technology in its current state remains to be seen although Covelli thought ‘it can work’.

SAIC VP of immersive technologies Bob Kleinhample differentiated between the commercial metaverse and that potentially beneficial to the military, naming the latter ‘the serious metaerse’.


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Trevor Nash


Trevor Nash

After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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