NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkillSoft PLC
(Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading provider of content resources and complementary
technologies for integrated enterprise learning, today announced that the
(U.S.) Government Accountability Office (GAO) has awarded a new year contract
to SkillSoft to provide e-learning content and learning management technology.
This new competitively-awarded contract expands upon the agency's previous
contractual relationship to license SkillSoft's online learning resources and
SkillPort(R), SkillSoft's learning management system. The new contract gives
GAO employees access to SkillSoft's business and IT courseware collections and
simulations, as well as mentoring and test preparation services; SkillSoft's
legal compliance course collection; and the Books24x7BusinessPro(TM),
ITPro(TM), OfficeEssentials(TM) and GovEssentials(TM) Referenceware(R)
The GAO workforce is comprised of approximately 3,200 highly diverse
professionals including economists, social scientists, engineers, attorneys,
actuaries and computer experts, as well as specialists in areas from health
care to homeland security. Approximately 75 percent of GAO staffers work in
Washington, with the remainder at satellite offices in 11 other U.S. cities.
GAO has been a SkillSoft client since 2003.
"Our mission is to become a model federal agency and a world-class
professional services organization in order to support the U.S. Congress,"
said Carol Willett, the GAO's chief learning officer. "These learning
resources will be used for ongoing skills development and for completing GAO
continuing education requirements and professional certification requirements,
such as training required by the National Association of State Boards of
Accountancy to maintain CPA certification."
"GAO has done an outstanding job in building a learner-centric environment
to support the agency's critical performance goals," said Kevin Duffer, vice
president of SkillSoft's public sector and channel markets.
SkillSoft is a leading provider of comprehensive e-learning content and
technology products for business and IT professionals within global
enterprises. SkillSoft's multi-modal learning solutions support and enhance
the speed and effectiveness of both formal and informal learning processes and
integrate SkillSoft's in-depth content resources, learning management system,
virtual classroom technology and support services.
Content offerings include SkillSoft's business, IT, desktop and compliance
courseware collections and BusinessPro(TM), ITPro(TM), OfficeEssentials(TM),
FinancePro(TM), EngineeringPro(TM), GovEssentials(TM), ExecSummaries(TM) and
ExecBlueprints(TM) collections from Books24x7(R). SkillSoft's complementary
technologies include SkillPort(R), the company's learning management system
with its powerful Search-and-Learn(TM) technology and premium add-on modules,
and SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) virtual classroom, a tool that allows customers
to create and deliver effective blended learning programs using custom content
and off-the-shelf learning resources. For more information, visit
SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, Ahead of the Learning Curve, SkillPort,
Search-and-Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, Referenceware, ITPro, BusinessPro,
OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, ExecSummaries,
ExecBlueprints, Express Guide and Dialogue are trademarks or registered
trademarks of SkillSoft PLC in the United States and certain other countries.
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