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KEA: Learning and Development for the Federal Government

Integrated, Automated, Effective Learning and Development for the Federal Government

NTIS joint venture partner, Knowledge Engineering Associates (KEA) has a proven record of getting things done in the Federal government in all phases of the rapidly evolving world of learning and development. KEA has deep experience working with multiple agencies and vendors to successfully implement and upgrade Learning Management Systems (LMS), competency management systems, and integrated talent management systems that not only go live, but get used to improve performance. We regularly work with a wide-variety of vendors and applications so that we can provide well-rounded, objective advice to our Federal colleagues. The following are hallmarks of our unique perspective and approach:

  • Our principals are former Federal employees who understand the unique challenges and advantages of agency environments
  • Experience with all major agencies
  • Profound insight and understanding of both government and the private sector learning industry gives us the ability to facilitate communication and ensure specific Federal requirements are understood by vendors
  • Ability to understand learning and technology issues through a systems approach
  • Address Learning and Development (L&D) as a whole – a dynamic process with multiple activities that must work well and work together to succeed
  • Understand the greatest value of technology implementations often results from seizing opportunities to drive improvement in supporting business processes
  • Make measurement data actionable and performance improvement possible through Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and human capital management scorecards
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing effective, collaborative Federal governance bodies required to support and sustain long-term improvement
  • Well-developed communications and change management methodology tailored to Federal agency cultures


KEA Capabilities Include:

  • L&D Process Improvement Support
    • Organizational Learning Strategy
    • Individual Development Plan Improvement
    • Train Needs Assessment
    • Learning measurement/CLO Dashboard Implementation
    • Catalog and Content Improvement
  • LMS User Satisfaction Improvement Program
  • Competency Management
    • Competency Management Framework
    • Competency Management System (CMS) Implementation, Assessments, Training Alignment
  • Technical Qualification Program Support
  • Instructional System Design and Content Development
  • Blended Learning Program Design
  • Knowledge Management and Transfer
    • L&D Program Support
    • Strategic Program Support Services (Planning, scorecard)
    • Information Technology (IT) Support Services
    • Program staff support

NTIS has supplied high-volume e-Learning infrastructure and content to federal agencies since 1998. NTIS provides all services associated with the setup and operation of partner's LMS in hosted and self-hosted environments.

For more information, write to or call 703-605-6800.