DOD sets up Web training system

DOD sets up Web training system

The Defense Department has established a new Internet training and information system dubbed the Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability.

The system, which was developed by merging separate distance-learning systems in the military, Coast Guard, and other government agencies, has both classified and unclassified sites.

The system supports Defense transformation goals and furthers joint operations, Air Force Maj. Gen. Jack J. Catton Jr. said during a demonstration at the Pentagon. Catton is the Joint Staff's director of operational plans and joint force development.

'There's power when you have joint knowledge available when and where the joint warfighter has the time and the need to grab it,' Catton said.

Through the portal, Defense personnel have access to joint training and education modules. The content developed under the program will conform to the Sharable Content Object Reference Model.

Defense officials say the modules reduce the need to send instructors overseas to train troops.

For more information on the portal, go to

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