Officials at CAE Healthcare and Telos Corp. announce on the eve of the Special Operations Medical Association conference (SOMA) that the United States Air Force has chosen CAE Healthcare’s LearningSpace as its center management solution in 25 medical simulation centers worldwide. Prime contractor Telos Corp. will provide program management services, as well as information assurance and accreditation required for connection to the Air Force network under the NETCENTS task order.
“For the first time, the U.S. Air Force has chosen one learning management system to be used as a standard in its medical simulation centers,” says Michael Bernstein, president of CAE Healthcare. “We are excited to provide the U.S. Air Force this opportunity to manage, share and further develop medical simulation training on a global scale.” The contract was included in CAE Healthcare’s fiscal year 2013 second quarter results.
Telos Corporation CEO John B. Wood adds his enthusiasm. “In these times of belt tightening and heightened security, we have the opportunity to help the Air Force better train medical personnel safely and efficiently.”
The U.S. Air Force will install LearningSpace in Tier 1 and Tier 2 medical simulation centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Korea, and Japan. LearningSpace is a web-based learning management system that captures simulations and patient data on video for learner debrief and assessment.
Tier 1 medical simulation centers are the largest in the Air Force Medical Support Agency, responsible for curriculum development, mentoring and training instructors. Tier one sites that will be the first to install LearningSpace include U.S. Air Force Bases (AFB) Keesler in Biloxi, MS; Travis in Fairfield, CA; Elmendorf in Anchorage, AK, and Lakenheath AFB near Suffolk, England. Additional centers slated for the first phase of the LearningSpace installation include Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX; Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH,; Yakota AB outside Tokyo, Japan, and Osan AB in Osan, South Korea.
Telos serves as a prime contractor on the five-year NETCENTS contract vehicle, which was recently extended by the government for an additional two years. NETCENTS is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract that provides the Air Force, the Department of Defense and other federal agencies with a single vehicle through which to buy network-centric information technologies, networking equipment, and services, as well as voice, video and data communications hardware and software and telephony solutions from preferred contractors. NETCENTS provides a proven competitive edge for the federal government by reducing the time-to-market for critical networking and communications equipment and services.