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Governance Overview

The ADL Initiative originated as a DoD-wide program, and Defense personnel have been–and remain–its core constituents. With the policy documents published in the late 1990s, the ADL Initiative received direction to also serve the entire Federal workforce as well as industr, and academia. The ADL Initiative’s stakeholders include the DoD and associated Federal security sector (e.g., DHS, FLETC) and other Federal agencies (e.g., DoEd, DoE, TSA). Further, as scientists, engineers, and specification developers, we also engage the scholarly research community, and distributed learning industry.

The Defense ADL Advisory Committee (DADLAC) acts as an advisory body to support distributed learning policy stewardship, resource and information exchange, and monitoring of emerging distributed learning technologies and techniques across the DoD. The DADLAC provides advice to the DoD distributed learning community with respect to the policies and procedures included in the issuance of DoDI 1322.26, and it helps the DoD distributed learning community adapt to evolving learning science and technical changes in distributed learning environments.

Community collaboration and support is an important facet of the ADL Initiative. We collaborate or support the following government communities:

  • US Defense Distance Education Coordination Committee (DECC)—The DECC is a formal working group chartered under the Officer Professional Military Education Policy (OPMEP). The DECC comprises distributed learning directors from across the Joint PME schoolhouses. DECC members also participate in DADLAC meetings, and the DECC and DADLAC recently agreed to host at least one joint meeting annually. The DECC exists as an ongoing forum to promote best practices, exchange courseware, and provide and exchange information regarding technical and non-technical issues in distributed learning in order to encourage collaboration, joint enterprise, and leverage membership successes.

  • US Defense Human Systems Community of Interest (HS COI)—The HS COI is one of 17 COIs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense created to coordinate key decisions between DoD and the science and technology communities. The COI's mission is to enhance mission effectiveness through integrated simulations for mission training and experimentation, human-machine designs for mission effectiveness, assessment of operator effectiveness, operating through battlespace stresses, and mastering the PMESII battle space.