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Cloud-based learning system for federal courts

The federal court system wants tens of thousands of court staff across the county to access training and other cloud applications.

In a request for information dated April 11, the United States Procurement Agency introduced a cloud-based subscription service to 20,000 users of federal and trial courts, as well as the US Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, and the US Federal Department of Justice. The system would serve 20,000 subscribers.

The new system, hosted in a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program-certified cloud environment, will replace the old LMS, which supports talent education programs. The existing content and applications must be migrated to the new platform. The Procurement Office wants the upgraded system to send and receive data to third parties and to commercial content management systems such as Skillsoft and Blackboard.

The new system allows managers to create, view, and edit curriculums, and to set learning paths, plans, and programs for different user roles. In addition, learners should receive more self-service options, including self-registration, waiting list selection, and course deletion.

The cloud-based LMS also needs to provide flexible permissions that allow administrators in the various jurisdictions to manage their own domains and domain views. In addition, several course catalogs, including those from the old system, can be configured along with their old course numbers. Names and descriptions, said the RFI.

The new systems should provide views of employee data at the supervisory level to approve training requirements and related analysis.

The answers are due on April 30th.

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Mark Rockwell is a senior executive at FCW with a focus on acquisitions, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Energy.

Prior to joining FCW, Rockwell Washington was a correspondent for Government Security News, covering all aspects of domestic security, from IT to tracking dogs and border security. For the past 25 years, as a reporter, editor and correspondent in Washington, he has served an increasingly diverse range of high-tech topics for publications such as Communication Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, magazine and wireless Week treated.

Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work on telecommunications issues and is a graduate of James Madison University.

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