Virtual Reality Making a Real Impact Across Government

Training has been an early application of virtual reality (VR) in government. In fact, in a recent survey, 50% of public safety professionals report using virtual reality as a training mode in their organizations. Today, the use of the technology is extending far beyond training and into operations. VR is increasing in use across the federal government as a new way to conduct medical treatment and even warfighting. Continue reading

Behind the Curtain: Modern Day Marine

mdmFor this Behind the Curtain we're taking a closer look at what goes into planning Modern Day Marine. A production of the Marine Corps League, Modern Day Marine is a unique platform for the Marine Corps to meet and discuss their biggest challenges with industry.[Tweet "Behind the Curtain: A closer look at planning Modern Day Marine. #GovEventsBlog"] Held on the Marine Corps Base Quantico (in Quantico, VA - about 35 miles south of Washington DC), this event brings companies with innovative products directly to the Marines. This year's event is being held September 27-29. We spoke with show director, Charles Baisley to get a sense of what goes into producing this show and what attendees can expect this year.

Q: What is the history behind Modern Day Marine

A: The show is going into its 36th year. In 1996 the show moved to its current home at Marine Base Quantico. This location gives us a distinction among the military shows. Being on base we can easily draw large military attendee numbers. This has been especially helpful during times of travel budget restrictions. This location also supports our efforts to make this event a platform for the Marine Corps to share their stories of success and challenges. Modern Day Marine is produced for the Marine Corps with the support of our exhibitors.[Tweet "A platform for the Marine Corps to share stories of success & challenges. #GovEventsBlog"] Continue reading

Defense Conferences Canceled, Imperiled As DoD Budget Woes Widen

Originally posted by John Grady on Aol Defense
WASHINGTON: In a telling sign of the uncertain economic and spending climate in the defense world - faced with sequestration and the possibility of a year-long Continuing Resolution -- at least three defense conferences have been cancelled in the last two months and defense companies continue to pare their participation in even the biggest shows, the air show in Paris and Farnborough.