The US Army has selected Britannica Knowledge Systems’ FOX training management system as the enterprise information technology platform for the service’s Army Training Information System (ATIS) programme, the company announced on 29 June. The contract, transacted via US firm Perspecta, will be implemented over a four-year period.
FOX will replace over 30 separate systems in current use, unifying training management, training scheduling, resource management, training development and learning management capabilities into one comprehensive integrated environment. The solution will be the enterprise training management platform for institutional training, operational training and individual self-development: it will also provide the Army with a real-time situational awareness of combat readiness, with reduced training operations costs and complexity.
In addition, FOX, which has been tested over the course of a year, will provide a common operating picture, will be the authoritative data source for Army training and will be the single-entry point for all army training operations.
Asher Dagan, CEO of Britannica Knowledge Systems, commented "Britannica brings a unique combination of advanced technology, comprehensive capabilities, and a deep understanding of the needs and objectives of training in the area of defense. One of the requirements of the US Army was a commercial off-the-shelf system configured for the army’s specific needs and for managing the extensive training of Army units and individuals.”