Manassas, VA (PRWEB) May 31, 2008
Cape Fox Professional Services (CFPS), in partnership with Simulator Systems International (SSI), Inc., has been awarded an additional $16.2 million to continue and improve its support of the U.S. Army's worldwide Army Traffic Safety Training Program (ATSTP). The supplemental funding will enable the integration of significant program enhancements to include high-tech vehicle simulators and various curriculum modifications.
"Since April 2006 CFPS has trained over 260,000 under the ATSTP contract, and while these efforts proved successful in reducing off duty traffic fatalities-- the Army's leadership believes that integrating simulation into our efforts can significantly contribute to the mission of saving lives. The additional funding provided by the IMCOM and the Army re-enforces their commitment to our men and women who are returning from combat duty and need this training as part of their re-integration back from War. CFPS is proud and honored to be a part of this noble cause," explained Joe Sette, Vice President of Training and Safety for CFPS.
The ATSTP is a worldwide, comprehensive behavioral modification training program designed to combat aggressive driving for service members identified as high-risk vehicle operators. Its goal is to significantly reduce deaths and injuries as a result of traffic and recreational accidents. The Army's Installation Management Command (IMCOM) manages the program and has the responsibility of providing this training to all soldiers Army wide.
The United States Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Alabama developed and approved the courseware. In accordance with the original contract, CFPS centrally coordinates, manages, and implements the ATSTP at the regional level. It provides professionally trained and qualified instructors who combine classroom with hands on instruction for safe operations of all privately owned and recreational vehicles. CFPS also provides mobile training teams to respond to training surges and offers assistance with scheduling and organizing training efforts through a 24/7 hotline.
The funding increase will allow CFPS to expand its training capabilities to include a more exhaustive curriculum comprised of refresher and remedial driving courses plus advanced military sports bike training courses. Further, it enables the integration of the most progressive motorcycle and personal vehicle simulators for a more realistic driving experience that will help ensure all soldiers have the necessary skills to effectively and safely operate a vehicle and motorcycle.
In collaboration with CFPS, SSI will provide 25 high-fidelity motorcycle simulators and 625 vehicle simulators to train more than 50,000 drivers and riders at 25 Army installations that currently support the ATSTP full-time including: Aberdeen Proving Ground and Forts Eustis, Lee, Belvoir, Drum, Bragg, Knox, Campbell, Benning, Rucker, Jackson, Gordon, Carson, Riley, Leonard Wood, Hood, Bliss, Sill, Polk, Stewart, Irwin and Lewis, with overseas locations in Alaska, Hawaii and Korea.
Cape Fox Professional Services (CFPS) began as the shared services division of Cape Fox Corporation, one of the premier Alaskan Native Village Corporations incorporated under the terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. In 2003, Cape Fox Corporation diversified its services to also include the information technology industry and formed CFPS accordingly. CFPS was certified for participation in the SBA 8(a) Program on November 12, 2003 as an ANC 8(a) and certified in December 2003 as a HUBZone Small Business. Today, CFPS provides value-driven advanced technology business solutions to public and private organizations. To learn more about CFPS, visit http://www.capefoxit.com.
Simulator Systems International (SSI) has been the innovative leader in the novice driver training and testing arena, as well as the rehabilitation and assessment market since 1976. Over the past 30+ years in business, it has installed thousands of driving simulators throughout the United States and around the world. SSI's production facilities are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma with associated worldwide operations based throughout Europe. To learn more about SSI, visit http://www.simulatorsystems.com.