We are fortunate to work with many talented and dedicated people throughout the federal government and DoD components.
–Col Jim Lester, USAF
Carney applies a full spectrum of quality performance solutions, driven by the needs of individuals, teams, and the enterprise. We have helped the following civilian and military agencies accelerate their performance:
To learn more about Carney’s work with CDSE, see Virtual Environment Case Study – Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)
To learn more about Carney’s work with FAI, see Strategic Human Resource Management Case Study – Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI).
To learn more about Carney’s work with FDIC, see Training and Learning Solutions – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
To learn more about Carney’s work with FAA, see Program Management Case Study – Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Leadership and Professional Development (FAA LPD)
Air Defense Sectors
Carney helped the US Air Force Air Defense Sectors establish uniform technology-based training on all core academic content for all new or transferring personnel in each of 15 different duty positions, cutting initial qualification training time by 30 percent.
The 130 hours of highly interactive online courseware developed by Carney are also for both initial and continuation training, resulting in uniform baseline knowledge across sectors. The client received a Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award in 2005 for a lesson from this program.
To learn more about Carney’s work with the US Army, see Performance Support Solutions Case Study – US Army’s Combat Readiness/Safety Center.
Commander’s Safety Course
Carney created a nine hour online Commander’s Safety Course for the US Army Combat Readiness Center. The course introduces the importance of risk management and provides information and tools to support risk management. Practical exercises require commanders to plan missions and make realistic risk-management decisions.
Using a suite of rapid-development production tools, we created the nine hour course in 120 days. The course is available on two Army learning management systems, and has been taken by more than 20,000 commanders.
Composite Risk Management Tool and Commanders Toolbox
Carney created a pair of electronic tools that enhance safety training programs and aid commanders in decision making while using the Composite Risk Management process.
The Commanders Toolbox allows users to search through and download a catalog of available resources. To learn more about Carney’s work on the Commander’s Safety Course, see Knowledge Management Case Study – Commander’s Toolbox – US Army’s Combat Readiness/Safety Center.
The Composite Risk Management (CRM) tool is a stand-alone software application that provides a structured framework for unit commanders to use while evaluating the overall risk involved in missions and activities in their command.
Land Navigation Interactive Courseware
Carney created a six hour online course to introduce Army personnel to map-reading skills in preparation for hands-on land navigation training. With a limited budget and tight deadline, we designed a multimedia course that demonstrated map reading and interpretation procedures, including the use of protractors. Learners then performed similar tasks using protractors and hard-copy maps. The courseware then evaluated each student’s response and either validated it or suggested areas for remediation.
This course won a Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award for use of media and prepared soldiers to learn the critical components of field training.
Computer-based Geospatial Intelligence Software for US Army Special Operations
Carney delivered a learning solution that accelerated geospatial intelligence software training and enabled the Army to administer it more flexibly. We developed a computer-based courseware solution that not only trains soldiers to use the software, but simulates software operation and incorporates practical exercises and feedback.
This hands-on electronic training cuts classroom instruction time from 80 hours to 12. The electronic courseware has the added benefit of serving as a portable job aid in the field.
This product has resulted in time savings for the court officials who create RFPs and for the US Courts Procurement Management Division staff who previously needed to provide training, consultation, and error correction services.
The interactive desktop application, titled Court Reporting Services RFP Generator, is downloaded to users’ workstations from the US Courts network. Enabled by Adobe Acrobat, the application asks users a series of questions and, based on responses, dynamically generates a fully customized RFP document in PDF format, including completed solicitation forms. Internal Help screens explain how to use the intuitively designed tool.
Business rules within the tool catch and correct errors and inconsistencies before the RFP document is generated. To support internal review processes at the courts, the electronic documents can be emailed to others for editing and approval.
Carney previously created a similar product for the US Courts, a Treatment Services RFP Generator, used by probation officers to issue solicitations for medical treatment for their clients.
US Navy Special Security Office (SSO)
Over 50,000 personnel in the US Navy intelligence community have completed the interactive, multimedia SCI Basics course that Carney created for the US Navy Special Security Office (SSO). SSO Navy had requested the course after full day information security stand-downs had not stopped the trend of increasing violations of sensitive compartmented information (SCI) protocols. The course is available anytime, anywhere for new employees, or for all personnel as a reference on specific procedures.
The two hour interactive, Section 508 compliant online course consists of five modules and a course assessment with a printable completion certificate provided for achieving mastery level. Topics covered include SCI security roles and responsibilities, classifications and caveats, need-to-know, protecting data in the networked information systems environment, protecting data in the physical environment, and procedures for reporting security incidents.
Carney’s solution presents information in a clear, visual, multimedia format. Unlike the briefings used before, this training requires learners to apply the definitions and guidance provided. Strong visual images emphasize the consequences of not following the measures presented in the course.
Prior to this engagement, SSO Navy had had one previous experience with creating interactive, multimedia learning solutions; that experience had been unfavorable with respect to both delivery time and instructional and technical quality. Carney’s focus on desired client outcomes, streamlined courseware development processes, and strong instructional multimedia design provided a drastically different experience.
Based on the positive experience and the well-received product, SSO Navy has returned to Carney for numerous additional courseware products. SSO Navy also provided a referral resulting in an additional Carney engagement to create courseware for civilians working on Marine and Navy bases.