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Docent Announces Agreement With ITA, Inc. to Extend Industry-leading Business Performance Management Solutions to Federal Government.



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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 29, 2003

Alliance Helps Government Agencies With Training, Tracking,

and Worker Accountability, Simplifies Procurement of

Docent Products Through GSA (1) (Global mobile Suppliers Association, Sawbridgeworth, U.K., www.gsacom.com) A membership organization of suppliers of GSM products and services. Its goal is to promote GSM as the worldwide mobile communications standard. See GSM Association and GSM.  Schedule

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:DCNT) the leading provider of integrated software Separate software components or applications that have been combined into one package. See integrated software package.  solutions proven to directly drive business performance through learning, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Washington DC-based Innovative Technology Application, Inc. (ITA ITA
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), to extend its solutions to the federal government. Through this relationship, Docent products, services and content will be available on the General Services Administration The General Services Administration (GSA) was established by section 101 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C.A. § 751). The GSA sets policy for and manages government property and records.  (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule contract. The GSA contract enables U.S. government agencies to purchase Docent solutions under favorable, pre-negotiated prices, terms and conditions.

ITA was fourth on the Deloitte and Touche "Fast 500" national list in 2002, marking the company's third successive appearance. ITA specializes in the development of award-winning custom-built training content for both the Department of Defense and federal civilian agencies. The company provides innovative training programs in counter-terrorism, crisis management and a multitude of other training applications. The Docent - ITA, Inc. solution provides a complete framework for government agencies to deliver training content to their workers, and then help those agencies track training, analyze results, and reward employees based on the merit of their work. Together, ITA and Docent are able to provide the one-stop solution for government agencies without the time and expense of contracting with multiple vendors.

"The government is a booming market for e-learning solutions," said Dr. Brandon Hall, Ph.D., and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of industry research firm brandon-hall.com. "The overall federal government e-learning market is forecast to grow from $600 million in 2002 to $2.7 billion in 2006. Internal mandates will accelerate the adoption of solutions that help government agencies not only train and track, but also analyze the return on investment for training dollars. The vendor who provides such a solution is well positioned to take a significant share of this vital market."

"Docent is changing the rules of the game for government e-learning," said R. Andrew Eckert, president and CEO, Docent. "Partnering with ITA gives us a valuable, unique solution. More than just providing a learning management system, we are offering ITA's content along with Docent's product suite, giving federal agencies overall business performance management. We are delighted to work with ITA and leverage their long experience with the federal government."

"ITA's agreement with Docent provides the government with a powerful solution for better training and greater individual worker accountability," said Donald C. Brewster, Jr. Founder, Chairman and COO of ITA, Inc. "Together, it's an end-to-end package which is exactly what customers in government need to accomplish their agency missions."

The modules of the Docent Enterprise(TM) suite will that be added to the GSA schedule include the Docent Learning Management Server, Docent Learning Content Management System, Docent Exchange, Docent Live!, and Docent Analytics. As part of Docent's continued leadership in learning industry standards, Docent Enterprise is compliant with AICC AICC anti-inhibitor coagulant complex.  and SCORM SCORM Shareable Content Object Reference Model (web-based e-learning standard)
SCORM Shared Courseware Object Reference Model
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, as well as Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act Americans with Disabilities Act, U.S. civil-rights law, enacted 1990, that forbids discrimination of various sorts against persons with physical or mental handicaps. .

Docent plans to build on its successful experience in the public sector, and provide the next generation of business performance management solutions to government customers such as Homeland Security Noun 1. Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
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, the Department of Defense, and federal civilian agencies. Docent customers have included the U.S. Army, State of California, Iowa National Guard The Iowa National Guard consists of the:
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About Docent, Inc.

Docent Inc. (NASDAQ: DCNT) offers the most complete solutions suite of business performance management applications that accelerate time-to-market, increase employee productivity and improve top- and bottom-line business results for enterprises around the world. Among its blue chip customers who recognize the strategic link between employee knowledge and meeting business objectives are Cingular Wireless, Harley-Davidson, Wachovia Corporation, Lucent Technologies, Kelly Services Kelly Services, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Troy, Michigan, offering staffing solutions that include temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement. Kelly operates in 30 countries and territories. , Eaton Corporation This article is about an industrial manufacturer. For other meanings see Eaton.

Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN) is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion, putting it at 198 on the Fortune 500 for 2007.
, PSS/World Medical, and Bechtel Group, Inc.

Only Docent offers the most robust, high-performance solutions suite designed to address the specific business challenges of multiple markets, including life science, energy, telecommunications, financial services, retail and manufacturing industries. Docent has the broadest and deepest relationships with the world's most prominent consulting and systems integrators, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Deloitte Consulting. Docent is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with other offices throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information visit www.docent.com.

About ITA, Inc.

ITA, Inc. is a Federal contractor that specializes in knowledge management and counter terrorism consulting products and services. Founded in 1995 by partners Donald Brewster and COL Nolan Adams, ITA, Inc. has been providing high quality products and services to Government and private organizations for more than seven (7) years. ITA, Inc. is a member of the Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development Program for small, disadvantaged businesses. ITA, Inc. can perform highly classified work, including Top Secret. The on-site Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility An accredited area, room, group of rooms, or installation where sensitive compartmented information (SCI) may be stored, used, discussed, and/or electronically processed. Sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) procedural and physical measures prevent the free access of  (SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) A Department of Defense (DOD) term for a secure room or datacenter that foils electronic surveillance and suppresses data leakage. ) ensures complete control of all sensitive and classified information and data. ITA, Inc. has won over $50 million in contracts with a number of Government agencies including the Department of Defense, the State Department, the Treasury Department, and numerous commercial entities. For more information visit www.itapages.com.

Contact David Pistell: 703-924-9200 xt.2168.

E-mail: davidp@itapages.com for further information.

Docent, Docent Enterprise and the marks relating to Docent products and services referenced herein are either trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Docent Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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