U.S. Army Awards nFocus Software $4.4 M Contract for Advanced Training Software
PHOENIX, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — nFocus Software has been awarded a $4.4 million contract from the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC) to serve as prime contractor for designing, building, integrating, operating and maintaining training environments based on hands-on experience with Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS) workstations and Joint Command and Control (C2) systems.
The CAC, based at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., is home to the National Simulation Center where Soldiers utilize the Constructive Training Environment (CTE), one of three forms of training that run Soldiers through computer-based, simulated battle scenarios. The CTE is used to train brigade and above battle staffs in mission-command related tasks.
The staffs are evaluated on their ability to: analyze intelligence; communicate effectively; develop plans; make timely decisions; and disseminate clear and actionable orders so that Soldiers in the field can better accomplish their mission. nFocus Software monitors the performance of each of these Soldiers based on a preset criteria.
According to Col. Tony Krogh, Director of National Simulation Center, “As the battlefield evolves, so must the way we train. Having the ability to run our mission commanders and their staffs through complex battle scenarios helps us to test our mission capabilities in a safe environment. Being able to track individual and unit performance in a detailed-oriented capacity allows us to further refine those capabilities.” He added, “Lessons learned from computer simulations are much more forgiving than those learned on the battlefield.”
The competitively awarded contract runs through September of 2012, with a two-year option. Intelligent Decision Systems Inc. partnered with nFocus Software to comprise the winning bid. nFocus Software will oversee program management out of its Fort Leavenworth and Orlando offices.
“As the need for our Soldiers to adapt to various battlefield scenarios continues to increase, so does the need for more advanced simulation training and software to accurately track and ascertain their performance in real time,” says Ananda Roberts, President of nFocus Software.
In years past, nFocus Software successfully saved the U.S. Army millions of dollars by streamlining training processes and increasing operational efficiencies, allowing our soldiers to better meet the demands of escalating OPTEMPOs.
About nFocus Software
nFocus Software is the leading provider of performance management, training, and outcome measurement software to the public sector. For more than 17 years, nFocus Software has successfully implemented solutions for organizations of all sizes. The company’s youth and education solutions track and measure outcomes for more than 3.8 million children in all 50 states and Canada. nFocus Software’s customers include nonprofit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and city, state, and federal government. nFocus Software’s solutions capably serve organizations ranging from local sites with fewer than 100 individuals, to state-wide deployments serving thousands of individuals, to the U.S. Army where its solutions are used to track the training and mission readiness of more than two million Soldiers.
For more information on nFocus Software, visit our website at www.nfocus.com.
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