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Support program for DAU learning asset program awarded to General Dynamics

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General Dynamics
: 03 December, 2009  (Application Story)
General Dynamics will support the Defence Acquisition University in the form of technical expertise and learning management systems
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics has been awarded a $15.6 million, five-year contract to support the Department of Defence's Defence Acquisition University (DAU) at Fort Belvoir, Va.

General Dynamics will provide support to the DAU learning asset program, which governs the technology and curriculum used to teach students in the classroom or through the Internet. Services provided include program office support as well as technical expertise in developing and sustaining learning assets life cycle processes, tools and best practices support. General Dynamics will provide enterprise solutions in the areas of learning management systems, analysis and learning asset configuration management, and distance learning. Learning assets refer to the content in all its forms -- PowerPoint presentations, web-based modules, video clips -- used to perform training or enhance learning.

The DAU provides practitioner training, career management and services to enable the Department of Defence Acquisition, Technology and Logistics community to make smart business decisions and deliver timely, affordable capabilities to military personnel in six major program areas acquisition management; information technology; procurement and contracting; technical management; business, cost estimating and financial management; and logistics.

'General Dynamics will use its proven, innovative expertise in training systems to merge legacy assets and programs with state-of-the-art learning solutions that will allow the university keep pace in today's rapidly changing environment,' said Harry Shackelford, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Aviation Joint Solutions sector. 'In addition, we will help the Defence Acquisition University meet future-generation distance learning requirements by implementing best practices and providing the necessary learning technologies going forward.'
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