Dept of the Interior to Deploy GeoLearning’s Hosted LMS Suite for 75,000

December 17, 2004

GeoLearning, Inc., the leading provider of managed learning services and hosted learning platforms, announced today that the United States Department of the Interior (DOI), the federal government’s principal conservation agency employing more than 75,000 employees, has selected the GeoMaestro™ learning management suite to manage enterprise-wide human capital performance via the Internet. The year-long contract includes an option for DOI to renew each year for four years.

GeoMaestro is an Internet-hosted learning management platform that enables organizations to capture, create, manage and share knowledge to improve workforce productivity, accelerate critical business processes, and drive organizational performance. The system centralizes and automates the entire learning management process, making the administration of enterprise learning and development both effective and efficient. The GeoLearning platform is also compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which requires all federal agencies to implement information technology accessible to persons with disabilities.

In addition to the GeoMaestro learning management system (LMS), DOI will also deploy the following GeoLearning modules:

  • Learning Content Management System (LCMS) to develop, manage and deliver custom learning content.
  • GeoConnectâ„¢ to power live web conferencing.
  • Web-based Class & Event Scheduler to manage traditional instructor-led training.
  • GeoLearning Analytics to measure learning impact and return on investment.
  • CompetencyPlus to administer performance management, link individual competency gaps to learning and development, and implement competency-based HR processes.
  • Online Product Library System to manage physical inventory of training materials.
  • Electronic SF-182 process to automate requests, authorizations, agreements and certification of training.
  • E-commerce engine.
GeoLearning will also provide Internet hosting, security and maintenance services, vendor mangement, and 24×7 Help Desk support for DOI employees as part of the learning services contract.

The DOI program is part of the federal government’s Gov Online Learning Center e-Training Initiative. The Gov Online Learning Center (GOLC) at, which is also powered by GeoLearning’s GeoMaestro platform, provides one-stop access to e-training services for more than 1.8 million people employed by the federal government, making it the e-learning industry’s largest implementation. The e-Training Initiative and GOLC is an effort by the Office of Management & Budget and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to simplify and unify e-training services across federal government and is one of 24 e-government initiatives that support President George W. Bush’s Management Agenda.

About GeoLearning, Inc.
GeoLearning is the leading provider of managed learning services and hosted learning platforms, having been chosen by more than 350 organizations around the world to manage learning and development. Named to the 2004 Inc. 500, GeoLearning is one of the fastest growing private companies in America. The company’s GeoMaestro™ and GeoExpress™ learning management platforms offer robust registration, tracking and reporting functionality crucial for managing enterprise-wide learning, development and knowledge acquisition. With no hardware or software to install, GeoLearning’s ASP-hosted platforms can be deployed quickly, allowing clients to efficiently manage human capital development, accelerate critical business processes, and drive organizational performance. Additional information is available at

About the U.S. Department of the Interior
Created in 1849, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is the nation’s principal conservation agency charged with the conservation and development of natural resources. DOI is a large, decentralized agency with over 75,000 employees and 183,000 volunteers located at approximately 2,400 operating locations across the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories. Key agencies include the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish & Wildlife Service, Geological Survey, Mineral Management Service, National Park Service and the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation & Enforcement. For more information visit