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Friday, May 3, 2019
Contact: OPM Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Signs MOA to Give DOD Access to Reskilling Platform

DOD and taxpayers predicted to save an annual $100-$200 million

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) signed a memorandum of agreement to give DOD access to OPM’s USALearning® platform, a centralized source of training, education, and domain specific expertise, as part of the goals set by DoD’s Reform Management Group (RMG).

OPM’s USALearning® provides DOD with rapid, agile, and responsive assisted acquisition and related technical support services to the efforts of reskilling DoD personnel. 

“This is a major step in accomplishing the goals of the President’s Management Agenda,” said OPM Acting Director Margaret Weichert. “We are creating a streamlined system to reskill DoD personnel with more speed, efficiency, and respect to the taxpayer dollar.” 

The RMG met in 2018 and agreed to reform DOD’s Training and Education capabilities via an enterprise approach that leverages USALearning for assisted acquisition, operation and maintenance of a DoD-wide Common Course Catalog and associated web portal, and operation and maintenance of a DoD-wide Common Learning Record Repository. 

The goals of this enterprise approach are to provide improved quality, more rapid acquisition and modernization outcomes, and more cost-optimized products and services as compared to status quo DOD acquisition processes currently undertaken by each of the DoD Components, separately. 

These solutions are requirements driven, uniquely configured, cloud-based learning ecosystems.  USALearning® is a Best-in-Class (BIC) Shared Service Center (SSC) as designated by OMB.

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