The Long Digital Gray Line

Mon, 2014-12-22 12:26 -- nitrous

Over the course of the past decade MicroTech and West Point’s Mission and Installation Contracting Command have partnered on a host of projects designed to build a strong IT infrastructure and a better learning environment for our nation’s future leaders at West Point.

In 2013 MicroTech competed for and won the Network Wireless Lifecycle Deployment project at West Point. The scope of this project was an imposing one: to provide wireless infrastructure (i.e., WiFi) installations and upgrades to the entire West Point campus – encompassing over 400 facilities and associated outdoor areas. MicroTech successfully completed this large and complex effort earlier this year.

And, West Point has been quick to embrace and employ their new wireless capability in new and transforming ways. One of the most recent is detailed in the article “The Long (Digital) Gray Line: West Point Breaks New Ground in Education Technology” in the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) publication ARMY Magazine. This article describes West Point’s program to transform its History of the Military Art course into an interactive digital curriculum provided on wirelessly-connected iPad mobile tablets. The article goes further to discuss how this program holds the keys to dramatic improvements in Army learning by delivering content and curricula in the way that the millennial generation consumes information – digitally and on-demand. Ultimately, this program’s success, and future programs as well, is directly attributed to the content and curriculum adaptation, the mobile interactive digital education application, and the wireless delivery infrastructure.

“MicroTech is honored to work hand in hand with USMA to bring the Army and other Academies of higher learning into the digital age.” Said Tony Jimenez, MicroTech President & CEO. “The establishment of a academy-wide wireless infrastructure and the digital transformation of the curriculum is instrumental in turning West Point into a premier digital institute of higher education where the Cadets are now learning with laptops and iPads in lieu of text books and notepads. And, with WiFi hot spots located throughout the campus, they can now securely study anywhere and at any time they desire, including barracks, classrooms, the dock, baseball field, Michie Stadium, parade grounds, and Camp Buckner.”

About MicroTech: MicroTech, a certified and verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), has had noteworthy success since its inception in 2004. Under Mr. Jimenez’s leadership, the privately owned company has experienced exponential growth over the years and is repeatedly recognized as a small business success story. Described as the “hottest Hispanic business in the nation,” MicroTech was ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing Hispanic Company in the Nation for three consecutive years by Hispanic Business Magazine. MicroTech was also named one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Hispanic-Owned Companies in the Nation for five consecutive years and has been repeatedly listed on Washington Technology’s annual list of the Top 100 Government Contractors.

MicroTech provides Cloud Computing, Technology Services, Cyber Security Solutions, Products & Managed Service Solutions, Network Systems Integration, Big Data Management, Telecom Solutions & Integration and Financial Services to the public sector, as well as commercial enterprises -- managing more than a quarter of a million technology users daily. A prime contractor of over 100 Federal projects and more-than-25 procurement vehicles, MicroTech offers access to 2500 vendors and a million technology products and services across the government.

About AUSA: Since 1950, AUSA has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men and women who serve. They are a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.

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