SOURCE: Vangent


February 25, 2009 10:05 ET

Vangent Awarded $13.5 Million Royal Saudi Air Force Learning Modernization Contract

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2009) - Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management, strategic business process outsourcing, and human capital solutions, today announced that it has received a contract through the 350th Electronic Systems Group at Hanscom AFB, MA to modernize the Royal Saudi Air Force's (RSAF) learning infrastructure. The one-year contract has a total value of $13.5 million if all options are exercised.

Under the comprehensive outsourcing contract, Vangent will modernize and expand the learning environment at the RSAF's School of Command, Control, and Communication (C3) to support rigorous performance standards and overall RSAF objectives. Vangent will design and build a new learning platform that will include solutions for traditional classroom training as well as Web-based e-learning applications. The enhanced training environment will include new workstations, large screen display units, electronic white boards, a videoconferencing system, a Learning Management System (LMS), and an expanded network infrastructure. This initiative also requires the conversion of 1,405 computer-based training modules to a new e-learning platform for Web-based delivery.

The new training infrastructure at Prince Sultan Air Base in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia, will provide the RSAF School of C3 with an advanced, self-sustaining training capability designed to support future classroom expansion and site integration. The converted e-learning modules will allow for rapid, Web-based courseware deployment and provide RSAF personnel with a long-term solution to courseware management and maintenance. Taken together, this learning modernization solution is designed to holistically improve the quality, delivery, and management of classroom-based and Web-based learning content.

"We take pride in being selected to support the United States Air Force and Royal Saudi Air Force on this critical initiative and are committed to delivering a high-impact learning solution," said Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Vangent, Inc. "This initiative requires exceptional capabilities in courseware conversion and classroom modernization," added David Fabianski, head of Vangent's Human Capital Division. "We're building a world class learning environment that will support the RSAF for many years to come."

Vangent offers industry-leading human capital management and learning solutions and works with hundreds of government, corporate, and international clients. In the past three years alone, Vangent has developed over 3,000 hours of blended learning programs and has garnered seven nationally recognized industry awards for learning effectiveness, mission impact, and customer service. Vangent is ranked #5 IT Services Contractor and #57 overall on Washington Technology's Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors list.

About Vangent, Inc.

Vangent, Inc. is a global provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management, and strategic business process outsourcing services to the U.S. federal and international governments, higher education institutions, and corporations. Vangent's 7,000 employees support clients including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor; and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. For more information, visit

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