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GSA looks to mobile games to train acquisition workforce

Jan. 6, 2014 - 04:44PM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments

The General Services Administration is exploring the use of mobile games as a way to train its acquisition workforce, according to a Dec. 18 solicitation.

The agency is hoping to create multiple mobile interactive simulations to help support virtual learning for its employees and to help GSA save money on printed books and other traditional course materials, according to the solicitation.

“Virtual environments allow the user to make mistakes in a risk-free setting through experimentation and at the same time keep the users engaged,” the solicitation said.

GSA pointed to other agencies for examples of successful mobile games, including the Defense Information Systems Agency’s “Cyber Awareness Challenge” app and the Centers for Disease Control’s “Solve the Outbreak” app.

Contractors have until Jan. 17 to submit proposals.

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