DVIDS – News – CIWT Updates Information Systems Technician Non-Resident Courses


By Neil V. Watson III
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) recently completed a year-long initiative to update and modernize the Information Systems Technician Non-Resident Training Course (NRTC) series. (IT) (NAVEDTRA 15027A, 15031A, 15028A, 15032A, 15030A, and 15033).

Computer scoring was undergoing a lifecycle update and this initiative has streamlined and modernized the current look and feel of the online module series. New industry standard software was used and updated interactive tutorials and artwork were introduced along with revised training aids.
CIWT has worked with a team of contracted training specialists to develop and deliver a fresh look at manuals to aid in the professional development of IT sailors.

In addition to IT NRTC lifecycle updates, Tariff Training Manuals (RTMs), and Officer Training Manuals (OTMs), the CIWT has added beneficial content to increase awareness and critical thinking; contributing to the whole Sailor concept. This effort produced two additional chapters on Language, Regional Expertise and Culture (LREC) as well as an overview of the Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C41). These additional chapters were added during this initiative and will be implemented across all Information Warfare (IW) NRTCs, RTMs and OTMs during their lifecycle updates.

“Each year, CIWT updates a few tariff training manuals or non-resident training courses, and in doing so, we ensure that the fundamental knowledge base for a given rating is modern and relevant,” said Neil Watson, the CIWT RTM/NRTC. program analyst. “Our information warfare company of crypto technicians, intelligence specialists, information systems technicians and IW officers are constantly working to increase their level of professional knowledge, and we insist on doing our part to support their progress by providing up-to-date and meaningfully relevant information ready for the fleet to view.”

Used primarily to prepare for advancement exams or to deepen knowledge on Life Cycle Assessment, the NRTC and RTM self-study modules are essential to support the career progression and professional development of all seafarers.

“It is refreshing to see a Navy training command making a concerted effort to improve archaic documentation and technology, while also focusing on improving combat readiness and self-sufficiency,” said Chief Information Systems Technician Kevin Summers. “If the Navy as a whole continues to make a more concerted and focused effort to increase combat readiness, self-sufficiency, and funded training to the level needed, it would exponentially increase its lethality.”

Updated NRTCs, RTMs and the first-of-its-kind OTM help Navy leaders meet operational, readiness, policy, acquisition and professional development requirements, while helping Sailors learn at a faster pace. higher.

“This most recent update to NRTCs and RTMs (OTMs under review for FY23) has truly modernized the content into an interactive training solution that will keep Sailors engaged.” said Patrick Miller CIWT Assistant Program Director for Information Technology Training. “The knowledge that can be gained through the use of updated content and information will ensure that IW personnel will better understand the mission and contribute positively to its success,”

The Enlisted and Officer NRTCs, RTMs and OTMs provide entry-level IW Enterprise officers with great insight into the officer community as well as enlisted ratings they will manage throughout their careers. They also give information that directly supports the basic level of knowledge for the IW Officer Warfare Qualification, the IW Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) and the Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist (EIWS) Warfare Qualifications ).

To access the material and complete the IT NRTC electronic assessment for credit, sailors should visit their assessment page on the CIWT portal or register for the Navy E Learning course. All NRTC, RTM and OTM updates and modernizations support the Chief of Naval Operations’ focus on warfare, combatant and future navy.

With four school commands, two detachments, and training sites across the United States and Japan, the Center for Information Warfare Training trains more than 26,000 students each year, providing trained information warfare professionals to the navy and the joint services. The Center for Information Warfare Training also offers over 200 courses for crypto technicians, intelligence specialists, information systems technicians, electronics technicians, and officers in the information warfare community.

Date taken: 10.07.2022
Date posted: 10.07.2022 10:39
Story ID: 430947
Location: PENSACOLA, Florida, USA

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