The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local News

March 8, 2013

CTC lands deal with Defense University

JOHNSTOWN — When Concurrent Technologies Corp. bid on a contract to support the National Defense University, one of the questions asked was how the company would help the academic institution become a leaner, more-modern operation.

CTC Director of Learning and Human Performance David A. Kingston immediately thought, “We’ve actually done these things ourselves, so we’re really in a good place to help them do this.”

Kingston believes CTC’s experience with its own streamlining and modernizing was one of the reasons why the company recently landed a deal with NDU, a U.S. Department of Defense-funded educational center for developing national security strategy.

The Richland Township-based business was one of seven awardees of a contract to supply NDU with programmatic, academic, research, analysis and event support.

CTC will advise faculty and staff about technological advancements and learning methodologies.

The arrangement has a base year and two optional years. It is for an aggregate of $18 million between all the awardees.

“We’re really excited to be part of this thing,” said Kingston, a retired Army colonel.

CTC previously assisted the university in the early 2000s.

“This is a significant win for CTC,” said company President and CEO Edward Sheehan. “Since 1999, CTC has supported NDU in the adoption and implementation of many of the advanced learning and human performance solutions that are still being used today. This contract allows us to continue to support the NDU, which is the premier institution for Joint Professional Military Education under the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. NDU’s mission is to prepare and support national security leaders through teaching, research, and applied learning, and CTC is honored to assist in the training of our nation’s future leaders.”

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • fire_23 Investigators seek cause of West End fire

    The cause of a five-alarm fire early Monday at a vacant structure in the 500 block of Dorothy Avenue in Johnstown’s West End has not been determined, according to city fire officials.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Richland seeks loan for roof, HVAC work

    Richland Township’s plans to replace the municipal building’s roof and heating and air conditioning system will cost nearly $600,000, Solicitor Gary Costlow said.

    July 22, 2014

  • Undocumented children already arriving in state

    An influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border is spilling over into Pennsylvania, as state officials received word Monday that more than 500 are being housed in the commonwealth.

    July 22, 2014

  • Auditor cites flaws in gas drilling regulation

    Strained by limited resources and the rapid expansion of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania, environmental regulators have failed to adequately monitor well safety or to provide clear and timely information to citizens, the state auditor general said Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • Driver in fatal DUI crash will serve jail time

    A Vintondale man was sentenced Tuesday in Cambria County court to serve 16 to 32 months in the county jail for a 2011 alcohol-related crash that killed a woman.

    July 22, 2014

  • Tribune Treasure!

    July 22, 2014

  • Reade Twp. water projects receive funding

    Three water treatment systems in Cambria County will receive financial assistance from the state Department of Environmental Protection to remove acid mine drainage from nearby waterways.

    July 22, 2014

  • stoystown Tractor Fest Antique tractors chugging toward Stoystown fest

    A display of a whole lotta horsepower and pulling contests will highlight the 14th annual Antique Tractor Festival.
    Sponsored by Stoystown Lions Club and Laurel Highlands Antique Power Club, the event will be held July 31 through Aug. 3 at the Lions’ park, one-half mile east of Stoystown on Route 30.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Irish dance school wants to set toes tapping in Cambria County

    If you ever wanted to learn to dance an Irish jig, now is your chance.
    Kenny Cavanaugh School of Irish Dance, based out of Milford, Pike County, is expanding into Cambria County.

    July 22, 2014

  • Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State for $1M

    A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

    July 22, 2014

Poll

What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

     View Results
House Ads