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DoD Updates Online Learning Tech With Course Catalog Consolidation; Lisa Hershman Quoted

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Lisa Hershman
Lisa Hershman

The Department of Defense (DoD) has begun modernizing its online learning and education systems for civilian and military personnel by consolidating its course catalogs into a single platform, FCW reported Monday.

The enterprise course catalog prototype now has 50,000 courses and Lisa Hershman, chief management officer at DoD, said the department expects it to transition to developmental testing by fiscal 2021 and achieve initial operating capability by fiscal 2022.

"Building these kinds of systems takes time in part because we're taking all those disparate systems and consolidating into the DOD-wide data fabric," Hershman said Monday during the keynote at the National Training and Simulation Association's iFEST event. "We're not just building a new database."

She also offered updates on DoD’s Enterprise Learner Record Repository, which seeks to combine personnel training files on various systems.