SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) to provide training development and implementation for the U.S. Naval Chaplaincy School and Center (NCSC), a contract valued at $1.5 million. As part of the contract, Kratos will develop four courses to aid in the career development of U.S. Navy Chaplains and Religious Programs Specialists. These courses will be the first for NETC employing the Navy's new Distance Learning (DL) approach. DL will use an open source, collaborative learning deployment environment that blends synchronous, online and facilitated learning events with asynchronous delivery using a problem-based approach that puts the learner at the center of the training. All four courses will be developed for delivery using a blend of live Instructor-Led Training (ILT), self-paced Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) and collaborative learning events, which will include online and facilitated events, discussion boards, demonstration videos, live chat and project discussion forums.
"By implementing balanced and blended learning programs, the Navy is implementing best practices through proven technologies and optimized delivery methods that are improving performance and overall readiness while keeping costs low," said Dan Dunaway, Senior Vice President of Kratos Training Solutions. "Kratos is excited to build on our rich history of blending ILT, IMI, online collaboration tools and social learning to create dynamic training program with this new program at the Navy Learning Center.
The contract announcement continues a string of recent wins for Kratos' training group, coming on the heels of Kratos' recent contract award for the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division's (NAWCTSD) Training Data Products (TDP) Multiple Award Contract (MAC). The TDPC MAC, inclusive of all awarded contracts and ordering periods, has a total value of $780 million and an eight-year ordering period.
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 4,400. The vast majority of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are national security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.
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