Task force may recommend $10M for training
- By Colleen O'Hara
- Jun 29, 2000
A presidential task force is expected to request millions of dollars to
help agencies fund training technologies and programs when it makes its
recommendations next month.
The task force may recommend a $10 million appropriation that would go into
a training technology innovation fund, said E.B. Blanton, executive director
of the Task Force for Federal Training Technology, which the president established
18 months ago. Agencies would use the seed money to support research and
development and start-up costs, he said.
Other likely recommendations that the task force will submit to the president
in mid-July include the need for a one-stop shop for federal agencies to
promote and accelerate the use of technology-based training solutions. This
would showcase for agencies the latest in training technologies, said Blanton,
speaking Wednesday at the Training and Technology in Government 2000 conference
in Washington, D.C.