Training Company Allies with Major Security Contractor

The Backup Training Corporation has announced a new alliance with security contractor, Blackwater USA, to combine efforts in providing digital learning and tactical training to law enforcement, government agencies and military units throughout the world.

Coeur d'Alene, ID, April 21, 2007 --( The Backup Training Corporation, one of the nation’s leading computer-based training providers for law enforcement, has announced that it has completed a multi-year agreement to provide exclusive digital learning services to Blackwater Lodge and Training Center, Inc. The Backup will also provide digital learning services for proposals Blackwater provides to its substantial contract customer base. In addition, Blackwater will become the exclusive provider of practical skill development training for The Backup in the areas of firearms and tactics training, Law Enforcement training, Law Enforcement Special Operations training, K9 training, military training, security and Law Enforcement driving training and aviation training. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Based in Moyock, North Carolina, Blackwater Lodge and Training Center, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blackwater USA. Blackwater USA is the most comprehensive professional military, law enforcement, security, peacekeeping, and stability operations company in the world.

“We believe that Blackwater and The Backup present a powerful combination working together,” commented Richard Gallia, CEO of The Backup. “Practical skills training and digital training are highly complementary and are becoming inextricably linked. Partnering with a high profile company like Blackwater will put The Backup right in the middle of some of the most important training work in the world. We are tremendously excited.”

The Backup Training Company provides custom computer-based training services to law enforcement, governmental agencies and organizations throughout the nation. The company has also pioneered a program to provide free training from its extensive library of over 40 classes to sworn officers, military police and reserve officers throughout the nation.

About The Backup Training Corporation:
The Backup Training Corporation has been supplying law enforcement agencies with training since 1997. Started by businesswoman Yvonne Ellis, the company designs, produces and distributes interactive training courses with content ranging from club drugs to weapons of mass destruction. With distribution to over 3,500 departments and thousands of individuals worldwide, they are known as the leader in computer-based training in the law enforcement industry. For more information on The Backup Training Corporation, visit

About Blackwater:
Founded in 1997 by a former U. S. Navy SEAL, Blackwater was created from the belief that both the military and law enforcement communities would require additional capacity to train fully our brave men and women in and out of uniform to the standards required to keep the country secure. The Blackwater family of businesses includes Blackwater Training Center, Blackwater Security Consulting, Blackwater Canine, Blackwater Armor & Targets, Blackwater Logistics, Blackwater Airships, and Raven Development Group. Blackwater also has strategic partnerships with the Terrorism Research Center ( and Greystone Limited ( More information about Blackwater can be found by visiting their website at

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