Blackwater Acquires Leading Online Training Company

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Blackwater announces the purchase of The Backup Training Corporation.

Blackwater Worldwide, a global leader in advanced law enforcement and military training is proud to announce the acquisition of The Backup Training Corporation.

Developed in 1997 by Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, businesswoman Yvonne Ellis, The Backup Corporation has maintained its goal of providing US law enforcement with useful low cost training tools, up to date professional information, and state of the art training tactics. The Backup Training Corporation provides superior CD-ROM training courses and online access to training coursework. Its training products are used in over 9,600 police departments nationwide.

"Blackwater and The Backup have long shared the same customer base, but have provided different services. Aquiring the Backup will allow Blackwater to broaden its offerings and to provide our customers a fuller array of training solutions," said Jim Sierawski, Blackwater's Vice President of Domestic Training and Operations.

With this acquisition Blackwater Worldwide continues to build its core capability as a premier training provider, delivering efficient, effective, and economical global training solutions for the 21st century.

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