Digital Media Replicator

Keeping It Real

As social media and other open-source information increases in importance in modern warfare, it’s imperative that training and exercise environments reflect this new reality. The EPIC Ready™ Digital Media Replicator (DMR) aggregates news and social media information from the area of interest, and realistically injects it into training and exercise scenarios.

An innovative tool that replicates the realistic environment, DMR lets participants sense, understand and dynamically respond to changes in the information environment in near real time. DMR presents training audiences with publicly available information, very similar to what they will encounter during deployment, and overlays it with simulated scenarios. By fostering a complex information environment, DMR challenges units against key training tasks.

From special operations forces and intelligence operations to civil-military and public affairs training, DMR can support a variety of mission and training exercises. URL-based, DMR is supported by VATC’s subject matter content experts who customize each exercise to replicate real-world scenarios and deliver a high level of fidelity. In addition, DMR’s APIs allow organizations to integrate their own specialized social media and information tools to add further realism to the exercise.

DMR fills a critical special operations training and exercise gap by simulating a holistic information environment.

Going beyond DMR

Replicating operational realism requires a platform that is extensible. EPIC Ready’s open data standards and open application interfaces lets you enhance training by integrating feeds from key operational systems such as weather systems, persistent change detection systems, biometric and forensic data repositories, and more. As a result, operators, intelligence analysts and other users are better prepared because the training environment mimics the actual operational environment.

DMR Sources Include:

  • News sites
  • Blogs
  • Twitter
  • Facebook