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    The Air Force Wants You to Play Video Games in the Name of National Security

    The Air Force Wants You to Play Video Games in the Name of National Security

    This is a call to arms for anyone who was told playing video games would never get them anywhere in the real world.

    MITRE, a nonprofit national security company, has opened registration for its esports tournament, GameX: Mission Generation Under Attack, a collaboration with the to help the service “better understand mission logistics choices and prioritization while under attack,” according to MITRE.

    Participants in the esports tournament will play the game “Drone Guardians,” a mix of a first-person shooter, strategy and puzzle games that requires teams of five to defend a deployed location while still launching fighter aircraft missions.

    But defending your airbase won't be as easy as tasking some F-35s to kill the enemy. Attacks on your team will be multi-domain, which means they could come from the land, air, sea, space or cyberspace — or all at once. Your team will have to decide which is more important while balancing defense with sortie generation.

    For anyone wondering how fighting fake battles against a determined but fictional enemy helps anything, the competition is gathering data for a “human-in-the-loop” experiment. This means the game could be helping the Air Force build and test algorithms for machine learning that could help the U.S. Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center keep real airbases supplied, happy and alive, which are all very important to the airmen and guardians who run…

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