The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

March 8, 2013

CTC lands deal with Defense University

Dave Sutor

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.”

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