Big Five firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has been awarded a $20 million contract to provide web-based training to soldiers in the U.S. Army.
The services will be provided through the Army's 400 digital training facilities. In addition, soldiers will be able to study from home.
PwC will team with Science Applications International Corp., Saba Software Inc., REMtech Services, ACS Systems & Engineering, Inc., and O'Connell and Associates to provide software development, integration, system development, and post-development and support for the Army Distance Learning Program.
Ted Wills, partner in PwC's Washington consulting practice, said: "Through this engagement we will help the Army fulfill its vision of transforming military occupational specialty training and education. The PricewaterhouseCoopers learning management system solution will position the Army with an advanced military resource for the delivery of distance learning."
Participating soldiers will also be eligible to earn college degrees and certificates through online courses at more than 20 universities and other accredited institutions.
Last December, PwC signed a contract with the Army to provide distance learning to soldiers in a program that includes providing soldiers with laptop computers, printers, Internet access, and a technology help service.