Elkridge, MD. April 12, 2007. Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), a subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX), has teamed with Intekras, Inc. and Saba Software, Inc. to provide an Enterprise-Wide Learning Management System (LMS) for the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The HHS LMS will support 13 agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This LMS solution will replace HHS’ legacy LMS for all 70,000 HHS employees, with plans to support an additional 1.2 million contractors in the coming months.
GP has partnered with Intekras, Inc. to provide implementation services to lead the LMS implementation, as well as to provide the hosting of the LMS at GP’s Certified and Accredited data center in Northern Virginia.
The prime contract, awarded to Intekras by HHS and the Office of Personnel Management’s GoLearn Program, will be for one year with three option years. Intekras, the prime contractor, has been a GoLearn partner since 2005. Currently, GP provides hosting services for several federal agencies’ Learning Management Systems, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of Transportation, the Department of Treasury, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.
HHS identified the need for a unified, enterprise-strength solution for their employees and contractors, and has chosen to initially activate Learning Management (including Certification), Performance Management, e-Commerce, Collaboration, and support for SF-182 and eHRI. Built on a foundation of Competency Management, the Intekras/Saba/GP solution seamlessly supports the workforce across the three pillars of Human Capital Management (HCM), i.e. Learning, Performance and Talent. Due to the unified nature of the product, HHS will be able to activate additional modules like Analytics, Content Management and Talent Management when the need arises. HHS plans to make use of the Saba Centra Virtual Classroom to promote training opportunities and to facilitate communications between groups.
Some of the critical factors leading to the HHS decision were flexibility, ease-of-use, robust and sophisticated content management system, support for multiple types of accreditation and a data warehouse that will allow the operating divisions to query data (‘analytics’) without tapping into the live system.
Intekras is a minority-owned, SBA-certified 8(a) small business based in Sterling, VA, providing professional services and integrated solutions in two primary disciplines: Information Security and Defense Systems, as well as Integrated Support Services in Training and Development, Network Services and Document Management. Intekras has a track record in the public sector including such clients as Department of Defense, Army, Navy, HHS, OPM, DOC and NIH.
Saba (NASDAQ: SABA) is a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) software and services, delivering people-centric solutions for learning, collaboration, performance, and talent management. Used by more than 1,100 organizations and 15 million people globally, Saba solutions help customers continuously align goals, develop people, improve collaboration and increase visibility into organizational performance.
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training and e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. Through its Sandy Corporation division, GP provides custom sales training solutions. GP’s solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at www.gpworldwide.com.
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