Bloomington, IN – October 20, 2009 – Envisage Technologies will implement its Acadis® Readiness Suite at six U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) law enforcement training academies across the United States thanks to a contract award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. CBP will implement the Acadis Readiness Suite at its training academies in Glynco, Ga.; Artesia, N.M.; Harper’s Ferry, W.Va.; Charleston, S.C.; Front Royal, Va. and El Paso, Tx.
To modernize key aspects of its law enforcement training operations, CBP plans to employ the following Acadis Readiness Suite modules: training management system; automated scheduling; automated testing; qualification/certification management; and reporting.
“Since the events of September 11, our academies have seen significant increases in training demands,” said Meka Seawright, chief of the Technology Resource Branch for the Office of Training Development (OTD). “To meet these escalating needs, we have implemented a strategy to identify critical training bottlenecks early and apply technology where appropriate to alleviate resource constraints. As a result, our training academies have been able to keep pace with skyrocketing demands and continue to provide world-class training to all of our law enforcement personnel.”
With this contract CBP will upgrade the legacy Academy Class Management System (ACMS) with a modern enterprise platform designed to simplify complex tasks and increase training throughput by automating key aspects of academy operations. Acadis will help integrate CBP’s critical, high-liability training operations and information into a comprehensive, legally defensible, enterprise solution.
“CBP has been a true thought leader in the application of technology and standardization to increase training throughput,” said Ari Vidali, Envisage Technologies chief executive officer. “The organization was a pioneer in implementing Internet technology for law enforcement training in the early 1990s. With this contract, CBP is taking its training strategy to the next level. Our Acadis Readiness Suite ensures CBP will meet increased training demands and its resource challenges well into the future.”
CBP is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest and most complex agencies, with over 41,000 employees to manage, control and protect the Nation’s borders. Its priority mission is to keep terrorists and their weapons out of the United States. Its responsibilities include securing and facilitating trade and travel and enforcing hundreds of federal regulations, including immigration and drug laws. OTD is responsible for centralized leadership and direction of all Customs and Border Protection (CBP) training programs and establishes standards and policies for designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating training.
Acadis Readiness Suite is an enterprise software application that automates the management of complex, high-risk training environments for law enforcement, public safety, homeland security and the military. The modular system architecture allows training organizations to customize the software by implementing modules as needed, including automated scheduling, registration management, housing/barracks management, certification compliance tracking, automated testing, and document management. The optional Acadis Portal Framework allows decentralized access to in-service training reporting, class registration, and instructor availability.
Founded in 2001, Envisage is an industry visionary in training management, resource optimization, complex scheduling and process automation for law enforcement, public safety and military organizations. Clients include the United States Army, federal law enforcement academies in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and state law enforcement training organizations. Learn more by visiting www.envisagenow.com or calling 888-313-8324.