Winner – Technology Category
The National Geospatial-Intelligence College (NGC), part of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), is an accredited learning institution. NGA is charged with providing policymakers and relevant United States government agencies with world-class geospatial intelligence. NGC has lead responsibility for training the NGA workforce.
Robert Cardillo, director of NGA since late 2014, has underscored the need to leverage every possible resource in coping with the growing volume of global geospatial data that is expanding on an exponential basis. In 2015, NGC rolled out an ambitious strategy to meet the long-term vision of the NGA leadership. The central pillar of this plan is the concept of “Expanding Global Reach,” relying heavily on a multi-faceted initiative, On Demand, On Domain (OD2), to provide learning and professional development content across multiple IT networks. The goal was to develop the capability to deliver quality training, as needed, outside of NGA’s own facilities, to places and to students across the U.S. and the globe.
Improving and widening our global reach includes the following:
• Increasing availability of web-based learning (OD2)
• Adding more certified instructors and adjunct professors
• Creating virtual classrooms
• Establishing common curriculum and professional standards
• Increasing learning requests and processing times
Over the past two years, progress has ensued in all of these areas. The College is reaching more locales and more students, with more and improved learning materials. Web-based learning tools were increased 270 percent; the instructor cadre increased 89 percent; job impact for training improved seven percent, and the processing of learning requirements rose more than 20 percent. All of this is in addition to developing a virtual classroom project for delivering long-distance classified training that has promise as a learning game-changer.
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