Vienna, VA, January 27, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- American soldiers will get additional support to do their duty, thanks to hundreds of area residents and C² Technologies, Inc. The Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) awarded the Vienna-based company a $346 million dollar contract to provide a range of distance learning services ranging from online, interactive courseware to traditional classroom instructional materials. The contract is for one year, with four additional option years.
The Army’s goal is to develop an Integrated Training Environment where the service can offer training capabilities just in time, anytime. Taking the training to its soldiers is a high priority for the Army as part of its overall transformation into a more agile, lethal, and mobile force.
The troops of tomorrow can now look forward to experiencing realistic, dynamic scenarios in a controlled setting before facing life-or-death consequences in the field. For Example, C² Technologies Inc:
• trains doctors/soldiers in responding to chemical/biological and radiation terrorism in real-time using 3D simulations and wireless technology
• enables soldiers in life or death situation in the desert of a war zone to make the necessary repairs to their broken down armored vehicles with the aid of 3D instructional web technologies beamed in real-time from military bases in the United States
• guides nighttime aircraft maneuvering – a technology that could have potentially saved JFK Jr.’s life.
C² has assembled a world class team of leaders in innovative technologies, simulation and modeling. The team includes VMASC, SAIC, Mantech, and Camber Corporation.
Virginia’s Secretaries of Technology and Commerce and Trade, Aneesh Chopra and Pat Gottschalk, commented “We are pleased to see one of CIT’s (The Center for Innovative Technology) client companies and VMASC, one of the Commonwealth’s most exciting collaborative endeavors, working together to bring new jobs and new opportunities to the Hampton Roads region, while providing the Army with an invaluable resource at the same time.”
As a result of this latest award, C² expects to hire more than 100 plus new employees to support the new contract.
“This is an exciting time to be a part of the Army’s transformation and training efforts worldwide,” said C² President Curtis Cox.
Upon learning of the contract award, Delegate Phillip Hamilton (R-Newport News) said, "The announcement that C2 Technologies in Newport News received a contract to support its Distributed Learning Education and Training Products Program is further evidence of the diversity of employment opportunities now available in our area. The additional high-paying jobs this contract brings are a welcomed addition to the highly qualified workforce that currently exists. Hopefully, this award will be the first of many more to follow."
With headquarters in the Washington, DC metro, and a “Center for Excellence” in Newport News, VA, C² Technologies, Inc. is already delivering Virtual Mobile Team training to the soldiers in Iraq in real time. U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) has tasked C2 to develop mission critical training via distributed learning technologies, leveraging unique interactive 3D and collaborative learning solutions to deliver potentially life-saving training in real-time to soldiers performing Battle Damage Assessment and Repair (BDAR) procedures on the Stryker armored vehicle. The Stryker BDAR training program has been deployed to Camp Victory, Iraq, as well as bases in the United States, within a timeline of 90 days.
About C² Technologies, Inc.
Since 1989, C² Technologies, Inc. has partnered with its federal government, defense, and commercial customers to deliver innovative performance improvement solutions that span diverse practice areas, such as training and development, strategic human resources management, mission-critical outsourcing, and information technology. Headquartered in Vienna, VA, C²’s 400 employees serve clients in 26 locations. For more information about C² Technologies, visit www.c2ti.com or call (703) 748-2780.