Software distribution teams with the Product Manager One Semi-Automated Forces (OneSAF) will deploy in January to begin on-site training around the country.
The first Army stations to receive the OneSAF Objective System (OOS) training are Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
"We are sending five to six individuals out to train OneSAF users at different installations," said Lt. Col. Rob Rasch, product manager for OneSAF.
"They are teaching everything from basic OneSAF 101 to how to install and run specific admin functions, how to set up for distributed networks and how to get in there and start manipulating the system," he said.
"The unique thing about this program is that it's open source," said Rasch. "So it allows users to make adjustments based on their needs," he added.
A mobile training lab accompanies the OneSAF training teams to the installations. "We have a suite of 20 laptops that we take for the users to train on so we can start training immediately and it will all be integrated," said Rasch.
"The goal at the end of two weeks is to run OneSAF off the site�s software," said Rasch. "We have a culminating event, a battalion-level scenario, so they can apply what they have learned and fight the fight," he said.
The OneSAF software distribution team is scheduled to train users at Fort Rucker, Ala., Fort Lee, Va., Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Fort Knox, Ky., and the Soldiers Battle Lab at Fort Benning, Ga.
OneSAF version 1.0 was released in September 2006. Final testing of OneSAF version 1.1 is currently underway.