DALLAS, 17 Oct. 2007. Shea Development Corp.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Riptide Software Solutions Inc. has received a sub-contract from SAIC to support the United States Military Academy's Center for Enhanced Performance (CEP). The program is being managed by the U.S. Army AMRDEC Software Engineering Directorate (SED). Sub-contracted under SAIC's AMCOM Express contract, Riptide will deliver IMI for "soft skill" training related to confidence, goal-setting, and stress and energy.
The CEP, located at the Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., is charged with developing the full potential of the United States Corps of Cadets through comprehensive performance psychology and academic skills training. Additionally, the CEP has an Outreach mission to the military outside of the Academy.
As the U.S. Army's subject matter expert for key mental skills, the CEP teaches these mental skills to Leaders and Soldiers in order to enhance leader development and performance, with special emphasis on the systematic cultivation of a Warrior Ethos.
Riptide will integrate this IMI with the previously-developed Future Soldier Training System (FSTS). FSTS employs the America's Army game to augment the IMI, creating an effective training environment.
The America's Army platform, which is the basis for the U.S. Army's popular PC game, allows for the creation of detailed and engaging environments and interactive scenarios for values and cultural training, education, and operational support. As a learning platform America's Army provides a proven, easy-to-deploy and widely used technology base that is modular and scalable.