Picture 9Stevensville, Md. (August 14, 2008) – PEAKE, LLC has been awarded a contract to provide 70 Digital Skills Kits for the United States Army National Guard (USARNG).  This contract was awarded in partnership with GovConnection and will be carried out from November 2008 to August 2009.

The Digital Skills Kits are custom designed to meet USARNG requirements and are designed as IP-based voice, video, and data technology learning labs. Fully ruggedized to allow transport to various locations such as state National Guard Armories, the kits approximate the device configuration, troubleshooting and management techniques required by a soldier working on the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) network. These kits will allow soldiers to train on the base technologies and configurations that they will see in the field. By using the Digital Skills Kits, the soldiers will be gaining the skills needed to achieve industry certifications, such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

The Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) is designed as a communications system for reliable, secure, and seamless video, data, imagery, and voice services for the US Military. Deployed as a part of the Network-Centric Warfare visio, WIN-T is optimized for offensive and joint operations so that the theater commanders have the capability to perform multiple missions simultaneously with campaign quality. WIN-T information services help achieve information superiority by providing the necessary communications capabilities to support situational awareness, collaborative planning, dominant maneuver, precision engagement and focused logistics as required by Joint Vision 2010 and Army Vision 2010.
PEAKE, LLC, is a technology solutions provider specializing in the design, development and implementation of IP-based emergency communications. PEAKE provides turnkey solutions in voice, video and data for first responders, disaster recovery and continuity of operations. For more information, visit www.peake.com.

About GovConnection: GovConnection is dedicated to fulfilling the unique, specialized IT needs of federal, state, and local governments. GovConnection helps government IT and purchasing professionals make informed decisions and reduce procurement costs.

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