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Mississippi Army National Guard Chooses mGen to Provide Remote Training, Management and Readiness of Soldiers.

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 18, 2003

mGen Enterprise Enables 155th Armored Brigade to Conduct Staff Certification Training

mGen, Inc., a leading developer of advanced distributed knowledge, human capital and learning management systems, today announced that the Mississippi Army National Guard (ANG) deployed mGen Enterprise, a workforce readiness and organizational communications system. The mGen solution provides the soldiers of the Mississippi Guard's 155th Armored Brigade with Web-based training, knowledge asset sharing and enhanced staff certification training, along with the ability to maintain, track and assess the skills and certifications of each soldier and unit.

With mGen Enterprise, the Mississippi ANG now has a centralized and secure news, knowledge and training portal, which is completely integrated with the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) system. Each time a guardsman logs into the system, mGen's secure News + Information module automatically updates and delivers internal and external (Internet) news feeds. Soldiers can receive unit news and information at the Company, Battalion and Brigade levels through the secure AKO log on. Related documents such as training schedules can also be posted on the news and information site.

mGen Enterprise also enables the Mississippi ANG to deliver a robust online classroom, providing state Guard units with the option of transitioning training mandates and initiatives online either in their entirety or in smaller subsets. As a result, guardsmen can be prepared in advance of monthly meetings, so that more time can be dedicated to drilling or collective training. In addition, through mGen's Human Capital Management module, the Mississippi ANG can significantly increase certainty of readiness or the "gap" to readiness either on an individual or group level. Skills and certifications in areas such as personnel, operations, intelligence and logistics can be searched and tracked according to a variety of demographics, allowing missions to be executed or modified according to the results.

"Now more than ever, Guard units must be prepared to tackle a variety of challenges," said Jack Battersby, president and CEO of mGen. "mGen assists state guards, like the Mississippi Army National Guard, with workforce readiness by leveraging the tremendous amount of intellectual capital each organization already contains. We are pleased to provide a cost-effective solution to help this Guard achieve its mission-critical goals and objectives, quickly."

About mGen, Inc.

mGen, Inc. is a leading developer of advanced distributed knowledge, human capital and learning management systems. mGen's solutions are based on the philosophy that learning, collaboration and knowledge transfer are most successful when facilitated in a blended environment, supporting classroom-based learning, e-Learning, news and information and knowledge communities. Since mGen strictly follows content industry standards such as AICC, SCORM, RSS and RDF, organizations can immediately centralize their existing knowledge assets and distribute them to their workforce. Headquartered in Foxborough, Mass., the Company has numerous customers in the federal, educational and enterprise markets. For more information on mGen, please visit
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