NGA issues RFI for learning management and advancement program
On July 30, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency posted a Request for Information (RFI) for a Learning Management and Advancement Program (LMAP). Interested companies should submit questions by email no later than 5:00 PM EDT on August 4.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence College (NGC) in support of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is seeking information on how an interested contractor could form a Learning Management and Advancement Program (LMAP) to provide NGA with agile, highest-quality learning solutions by leveraging innovative capabilities and integrating best practices in support of NGA mandatory training requirements, GEOINT analysis, and workforce professional development. The objective of the program would be to keep the NGA workforce mission-ready through continuous learning based on career competencies that outline the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics essential to effective job performance.
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to determine which commercial entities may be able to address all or a portion of NGC’s needs for LMAP based on their existing and future resources and capabilities.
NGA has a mission-critical need for commercial entity/entities to form a Learning Management and Advancement Program to provide the GEOINT Enterprise with highest-quality learning solutions that support NGA mandatory training requirements, GEOINT analysis, and workforce professional development. We require a collaborative team of learning experts to represent different offices within the NGC that integrate stakeholder learning needs and develop, maintain, and administer learning solutions that help promulgate GEOINT doctrine and concepts. Additionally, the LMAP would support government partnerships with academia, industry, and other government agencies to bring externally-developed training to NGA and to administer the training.
The LMAP contractor would support the NGC curricula by developing stakeholder engagement strategies, performing training requirements analyses, and providing consultative support on which learning solutions best meet training requirements. The LMAP contractor would design and develop new learning solutions utilizing technologies within the parameters of the NGC Learning Architecture and that meet Council of Occupational Education (COE) standards, in addition to converting some existing solutions into online training. A learning solution might include one or more of the following to facilitate learning: web-based, video-based, and instructor-led classroom training, and/or blended solutions that leverage technology to facilitate learning. NGC learning solutions would range from formal courses to informal workshops and seminars and communities of practice. The LMAP would audit the NGC curricula on an annual basis to identify learning solutions that require maintenance and assess the effectiveness of learning solutions utilizing the Kirkpatrick Assessment methods with each offering. The LMAP would support development of instructional design standards for NGC for both formal and informal learning solution development. LMAP would also provide instructional design expertise and consultative services for NGC programs responsible for implementing learning solutions.
In addition, the contractor would be responsible for the design and maintenance of the NGC faculty professional development learning architecture. The LMAP would provide faculty training, certification, consultation, and assessment to ensure the NGC faculty incorporates instructional approaches that align to the architecture.
Finally, the contractor would provide strategic direction to guide registrar services and schedule instructor-led classroom sessions and manage student registration, training records, and administrative databases.
Full information is available here.