Monthly Archives: February 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The National Labor College, which is sponsored by the AFL-CIO and is the nation’s only regionally-accredited higher education institution devoted exclusively to educating union members, leaders, and staff, today announced it has launched three new fully-online bachelor’s degree programs in Construction Management, Emergency Readiness and Response Management, and Business Administration.
“Our new online bachelor’s degree programs are designed to help union members and members of their families advance in their current jobs or move into growth areas for new, good jobs,” said Dr. Paula Peinovich, President of the NLC. “The College is proud to add these new programs to our current offerings in Labor Studies and to be part of the solution to our country’s current unemployment crisis.”
New Online Degrees
These new degree-completion programs offer union members the convenience and flexibility of online study. And with special union member rates and scholarships, NLC students can complete their degree for less than $10,000 in two years. Plus, learning from work experience and apprenticeships can earn union members credits towards completing their degree.
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
NLC’s bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is based upon the ethical treatment of all members of society, sustainable business practices, and the idea that all organizations should contribute to the health of the community. This program is unique in that it has required courses that explore the labor movement’s contributions to American society and economic prosperity. The program is designed to support the needs of all members of the labor movement interested in contributing to the health of their families, their unions, their organizations, and their communities.
Bachelor of Arts in Construction Management
The NLC offers the only bachelor’s degree in Construction Management with required courses that explore the labor movement’s preeminent role in the construction industry. This degree is geared for members of the Building and Construction Trades unions who are interested in combining their experience in the industry with the knowledge and credentials gained in this program to become effective construction managers.
Bachelor of Science in Emergency Readiness and Response Management
The NLC is the only higher education institution offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Readiness and Response Management that includes required courses examining our nation’s safety and security from a labor perspective. The program is specifically designed for rank and file union members in Fire Services, EMS, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Homeland Security, and other related unions. Areas of study include the rise of modern terrorism, domestic terrorism, the Homeland Security organization, and labor and civil liberties issues.
For more information on The National Labor College, go to http://www.nlc.edu.
The Princeton Review, Inc. (Nasdaq: REVU) has partnered with the National Labor College to bring high-quality online bachelor’s degree completion and certificate programs to America’s 17 million union members and working adults in their families.
About The AFL-CIO
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 57 national and international labor unions http://www.aflcio.org/aboutus/unions. The AFL-CIO was created in 1955 by the merger of the AFL and the CIO. The AFL-CIO union movement represents 11.5 million members. We are teachers and miners, firefighters and farm workers, bakers and engineers, pilots and public employees, doctors and nurses, painters and plumbersand more. www.aflcio.org.
About the National Labor College
Established as a training center by AFL-CIO in 1969 to strengthen union member education and organizing skills, today the NLC is the nation’s only accredited higher education institution devoted exclusively to educating union leaders, members and activists. The NLC became a degree granting college in 1997 and first earned accreditation in 2004. www.nlc.edu. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an independent, regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. www.msche.org.
About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for more than 28 years through college and graduate school test preparation and private tutoring. With more than 165 print and digital publications and a free website, www.PrincetonReview.com, the company provides students and their parents with the resources to research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for higher education. The Princeton Review partners with schools and guidance counselors throughout the U.S. to assist in college readiness, test preparation and career planning services, helping more students pursue postsecondary education.
The company also owns and operates Penn Foster Education Group, a global leader in online education, providing career-focused degree and vocational programs in the fields of allied health, business, technology, education, and select trades through Penn Foster High School and Penn Foster Career School (www.pennfoster.edu). Penn Foster creates the platform to leverage the company’s Career Education Partnerships division which is comprised of ventures with the National Labor College (NLC) and Community College Partnerships (CCP). The venture with the NLC was formed to bring high-quality bachelor degree’s completion and certificate programs to the AFL-CIO’s 13 million members and the working adults in their families. The CCP venture is a partnership with community colleges to expand distance and hybrid learning opportunities. For more information, visit www.PrincetonReview.com.
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MELBOURNE, Florida, BETHPAGE, New York and LONDON, United Kingdom /PRNewswire/
- Fourth Major Milestone Completed; Next Major Milestone is Hull Inflation
Six months after signing the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) agreement with the U.S. Army to build three airships with 21-day persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability, Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) LEMV program team has completed its Critical Design Review (CDR). This is the fourth major milestone achieved by the program since contract award.
“The entire U.S. Army/Northrop Grumman LEMV industry team has done an outstanding job working through a very aggressive development schedule to achieve all of these important milestones. The CDR provided an in-depth review of the complete system design of the program giving us the opportunity to assess where we are in our development and air vehicle production. It went very well,” said Alan Metzger, Northrop Grumman vice president and integrated program team leader of LEMV and airship programs. “The entire team has been collaborating and remains very focused on meeting our objective of delivering this powerful capability into the hands of our combat commanders as soon as possible.”
“There are three upcoming major milestones in the next 10 months,” Metzger said, “We’ll have hull inflation in the spring and first flight of the airship test article by mid-to-late summer. Upon completion of the development ground and flight testing phase, we expect to transition to a government facility and conduct our final acceptance long endurance flight just before year’s end. In early 2012, LEMV will participate in an Army Joint Military Utility Assessment in an operational environment,” he added. “As you can imagine, it’s a very aggressive schedule to deliver from concept-to-combat in this time period.”
Under the June 2010 agreement, awarded by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Northrop Grumman will design,develop and test a long-duration hybrid airship system all within an 18-month time period.
“The power of the LEMV system is that its persistent surveillance capability is built around Northrop Grumman’s open architecture design, which provides plug-and-play payload capability to the warfighter and room for mission growth,” Metzger said. “The system rapidly accommodates next-generation sensors as emerging field requirements dictate and will provide increased operational utility to battlefield commanders. Today, our system readily integrates into the Army’s existing Universal Ground Control Station and Deployable Common Ground System command centers and ground troops in forward operating bases.
“Beyond the value of seamless interoperability, the LEMV system provides a high level of fuel efficiency to the user community-a crucial part of life cycle logistics and support in theatre. While LEMV is longer than a football field and taller than a seven-story building, it utilizes approximately 3,500 gallons of fuel for the air vehicle to remain aloft for a 21-day period of service, that’s approximately $11,000 at commercial prices,” Metzger added.
Northrop Grumman’s industry team includes Hybrid Air Vehicles, Ltd. of the United Kingdom, Warwick Mills, ILC Dover, AAI Corporation, SAIC and a team of technology leaders from 18 U.S. states and three countries. In addition to leading the program, Northrop Grumman leads the system integration, and flight and ground control operations for the unmanned vehicle to safely take off and land in worldwide operations.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
Source: Northrop Grumman Corporation
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Company to Develop and Maintain Electronic Security Systems and Automated Control Systems
MCLEAN, VA /PRNewswire/ Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville to provide physical security and force protection systems in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies. The multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a three year base period of performance, one two-year option and a ceiling value of $650 million dollars for all awardees.
Huntsville Center provides a wide range of security system-related services to U.S. Government agencies worldwide. These services embrace physical security, force protection, anti-terrorism, and vulnerability reduction. Under the contract, SAIC will develop, procure, install and maintain electronic security systems and automated control systems as required, helping meet physical security and force protection requirements. SAIC is one of five awardees that will compete for task orders under this contract.
“SAIC has a demonstrated track record of delivering world class physical security and force protection capabilities to our customers,” said John Thomas, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “We look forward to working with the Huntsville Center to provide critical protection capabilities for people, assets and information.”
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company’s approximately 45,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of $10.8 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2010. For more information, visit www.saic.com. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®
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