Lockheed gets virtual learning contract

March 29, 2012 at 7:10 AM

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 29 (UPI) -- Deployed U.S. Army troops will continue to receive individual, virtual learning instruction through a re-compete contract given Lockheed Martin.

The contract is worth $22 million for providing the Army with the production, assembly, training and deployment of virtual local area network training units for group and individual instruction.

"We are extremely proud of the work we've done with the DDTC (Digital Deployed Training Classroom) program since it was originally awarded in 2007," said Willie Callahan, vice president of IT Services with Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions-Defense.

"The team has worked diligently to ensure our deployed soldiers receive both their current training while in theater, as well as the same education they would have if they were at their home station."

Lockheed said that with the DDTC program soldiers participate in group or individual instruction through Video Teletraining, Interactive Multimedia Instruction, Web-based training, unit collaboration and professional development training.

DDTC can operate in either unclassified secure or "secret" information modes.

Lockheed has put 26 DDTC units in place abroad since 2010. Locations include Afghanistan, Kuwait and Germany.

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