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Report: Navy, Air Force Cut Mandatory Online Training Programs

The U.S. Air Force and Navy have launched efforts to reduce or eliminate online training requirements for civilian and military personnel, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

The station said the Navy has removed nearly all mandatory computer-based training programs for the civilian workforce except for the Defense Department‘s Cyber Awareness Challenge, which is required to track cyber hygiene across DoD.

The military branch also transferred other courses to local commands where supervisors are expected to transform the online curriculum into face-to-face lectures.

Federal News Radio also reported the Air Force’s move to cut back computer-based training requirements from more than 60 hours to 30 hours per year as part of a larger effort to remove additional duties that are not part of airmen’s core responsibilities.

The service branch requested authorization from DoD and Congress to alter the length and the content of the Cyber Awareness Challenge and change training requirements for four other department-wide courses.

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