NASA pact eases Web-based training
- By Paula Shaki Trimble
- Apr 14, 2000
NASA has created a vehicle for its centers nationwide to order World Wide
Web-based training services from a choice of five vendors.
NASA awarded contracts in late March for Web-based training solutions
to SkillSoft Corp., DigitalThink Inc., MindLeaders.com Inc. (formerly DPEC
Inc.), Network Automation Technology Inc. and Knowlogy Corp. All the contractors
offer platform-independent courseware that can be used with a 28.8 kilobits/sec
It is the first time NASA has offered Web-based training for soft skills
such as management and teamwork as well as information technology-related
topics, said Jeff Brown, NASA contracting officer for the Web-based training
contract. Although some NASA centers may have used online training in the
past, this is the first agencywide effort, he said.
The space agency awarded the pact through the Consolidated Contract
Initiative, which is designed to streamline the procurement process. The
total contract estimate is $600,000.