Washington Outlook: Capital Wrapup
High-tech training works so well in the military, maybe it'll help civilians obtain world-class skills. That's the idea behind an Administration plan to find applications for the expensive computer simulators the Pentagon has developed. The equipment lets tank commanders and foot soldiers hone combat skills on eerily realistic "virtual" battlefields and allows contractors to simulate the construction of advanced weapons systems. An interagency task force would teach tomorrow's workers in subjects ranging from physics to new manufacturing techniques. The program, planned to be announced this summer, is the latest in a string of Administration industrial policy initiatives.