Technology for training recommendations under way
- By Colleen O'Hara
- Mar 05, 2000
A federal task force is preparing to submit recommendations to the White
House on how the government can use technology to improve training opportunities
for federal employees.
For a little more than a year, the President's Task Force on Federal
Training Technology has been working to establish a policy on how agencies
can incorporate technology into their training plans. The task force was
formed through an executive order signed by President Clinton in January
E.B. Blanton, executive director of the President's Task Force on Federal
Training Technology at the Office of Personnel Management, last week detailed
recommendations that the group is likely to submit to the president in July.
The recommendations include:
* Using OMB Circular A-11 to require agencies to integrate training
goals and measures in the annual budget process.
* Establishing a training technology resource center to serve as a one-stop
shop to promote technology-based training solutions.
* Establishing an interagency standards group to promote standards.
* Establishing a training technology innovation fund that would fund
agency research and development and start-up costs for technology-based
* Rolling out an aggressive awareness program on the benefits of using
technology-based training to train the federal work force.