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Virtual Environment for Training Secret Service Agents Under Development
By: News Report on January 26, 2011
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is developing a virtual training environment where Secret Service agents will be able to play out security plans. In protecting visiting dignitaries, elected officials and the general public during large-scale events, the agency has to prepare to respond to a variety of threats including explosives, shooters, and chemical and biological attacks. Currently agents train through scenarios using a model known as Tiny Town. The new tool, dubbed Virtual Tiny Town, will allow teams of up to four agents to gather around a kiosk with a touchscreen to test security strategies while responding to various simulated threats.

For more information, read this article from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


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