Army Distributed Learning System feted

The Army Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems' online Distributed Learning System (DLS) is the winner in the e-Army Initiative category in this year's Army Knowledge Award program, given out by the Office of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6.

DLS will receive its award next Wednesday during a lunch address by Charles C. Campbell, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Forces Command.

The Army Knowledge Award program recognizes initiatives that deliver tangible success in achieving the Army's knowledge management goals and objectives.

The online DLS program won in the e-Army Initiative category for its achievements in the areas of collaboration, impact and transformation and for its integration with the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) portal.

DLS is a Web-based service that provides distributed learning to 1.2 million Army personnel. The DLS system is available anytime worldwide and provides training through five components: digital training facilities, an enterprise management center, the Army Learning Management System, Army e-learning and deployed digital training campuses.

Active members of the Army, the Army Reserves and the Army National Guard, as well as civilian employees of the Army can access DLS via computer or from 94 digital training facilities worldwide to take any of 2,600 available online courses on subjects including IT, foreign languages, business, leadership and personal development.

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