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Personnel trainer. The Army this month
negotiated a $1 million software license with CBT Systems of Redwood City, Calif., to give
500,000 users servicewide access to online computer training.


Through the project, Army users will be able to tap CBT’s library of 750 titles
via the Web using CBTWeb deployment software.


“Use of computer-based training is an economical alternative to other more
expensive forms of training, which require travel and tuition costs,” said David
Borland, the Army’s vice director of information systems for command, control,
communications and computers.


Army personnel can register for courses at www.armycbt.jccbi.gov/army/cbt/. Users
who do not have a military domain address must send an e-mail message to cbtcor@issc.belvoir.army.mil.


Hammer time. The Operations Online
Development Team at the Air Force Flight Test Center last month won a Golden Hammer Award
from Vice President Gore.


The team, which works at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., developed F-22 Ops Online, a
system to handle all operations to schedule and run test flights for the F-22 Raptor
aircraft. The team includes three Air Force employees and six contract employees from
Computer Sciences Corp., Telecom Solutions Inc. of Houston and Tybrin Corp. of Shalimar,
Fla.


“As a result of implementing the F-22 Ops Online system, we have reduced our
operations management force from eight to two people and lowered our manpower requirements
by 75 percent,” Brig. Gen. Richard V. Reynolds, the test center commander, said at an
awards ceremony.


Rap session. The Air Force has selected
InfoWorkSpace from GTE Corp. as a collaboration tool for users worldwide. The
service’s Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., awarded GTE a
$9 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.


The system lets users meet in a virtual workplace to share documents and images, view
live presentations and exchange real-time text messages. The GTE government systems group
in Mountain View, Calif., will support up to 7,000 users. Deployments for InfoWorkSpace
will continue until January 2001.


Laser vision. Logicon Inc. of Los Angeles
will help the Army Space and Missile Defense Command run and support its High-Energy Laser
Systems Test Facility at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M.


Under the five-year, $30 million contract, the North Grumman Corp. company will handle
all operations, including systems services and data collection, at the laser R&D
facility.





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