Army gives nFocus simulation training work

Oct. 26, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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PHOENIX, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center has given nFocus Software a $4.4 million contract for battle simulation training.

As prime contractor, the Arizona firm will be responsible for designing, building, integrating, operating and maintaining training environments based on hands-on experience with Army Battle Command Systems workstations and Joint Command and Control systems.

"As the battlefield evolves, so must the way we train," said Col. Tony Krogh, director of the Army's National Simulation Center. "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."

The CAC has headquarters at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., home to the National Simulation Center where soldiers utilize the Constructive Training Environment, one of three forms of training that run personnel through computer-based, simulated battle scenarios.

Staff members 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.

The performance of each soldier is based on a preset criteria monitored by nFocus Software.

The competitively awarded contract runs through September 2012, with a two-year option. Intelligent Decision Systems Inc. worked with nFocus Software to comprise the winning bid.

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