Lockheed Martin is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center to accelerate the introduction of innovative technologies into new systems engineering concepts. The corporation will fund $640,000 of research and development projects at Carnegie Mellon in 2009. This work will focus on enhancing Lockheed Martin’s OMEGA services, a suite of enterprise planning, management, optimization, and integration capabilities, with immersive technology, including Carnegie Mellon’s patented Synthetic Interview tool. Synthetic Interview captures information from a database so the person accessing it appears to have a natural conversation with a video persona. Lockheed Martin will also work with the university to evolve modeling and simulation analysis using gaming technologies.