Wired has a story about an attempt by the Defense Department to teach “budgeting, finance, congressional compliance and stopping fraud” through the use of video games. Sound exciting? Well, hold on and see if you can contain yourself while you read this edge of your seat description of one of the thirteen games:
In “Procurement Fraud Indicators,” you’ve got to determine what’s wrong with a lieutenant colonel limiting a solicitation for a contract to fix an Army base so his son-in-law could win. (If you said “Excluding Qualified Bidders,” you’re correct!)
Oh gawd…I’m pretty sure the description is MUCH more entertaining than the game itself.
Still, I’ll give the DoD props for exploring new ways to introduce content and teach to their legions of bean counting minions.
You can access the games here…don’t say you haven’t been warned.