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Learning Tree International Teams with Systems Made Simple, Inc. to Support Department of Veterans Affairs' Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Contract

RESTON, VA (August 1, 2011)
Learning Tree International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRE) announced its selection as the major training subprime contractor in a team assembled by Systems Made Simple, Inc. (SMS) that has been selected to be one of 14 prime technology contractors on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) contract. Learning Tree International will have the opportunity over the next five years to compete for task orders under the single indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract’s $12 billion ceiling.

The T4 program, one of the largest existing campaigns being undertaken by the Federal government, will manage all information technology (IT) contracts within the Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration and National Cemetery Administration. T4 encompasses a broad range of IT and telecommunications services, including program management and strategy planning; systems and software engineering; enterprise network, test and evaluation; independent verification and validation; cyber security; operations and maintenance; training and IT facility support.

"Training will be a key element of ensuring the success of the T4 program. Learning Tree International is proud to be a part of a team that has the opportunity to transform the VA’s IT operations,” stated Donald Berbary, President and General Manager, Learning Tree International. “Because of our 37 years of training experience, including our strong partnership with the VA in meeting their FAC-P/PM training needs, we are well positioned to make a positive difference in the lives of our veterans."

Under this contract, Learning Tree International can provide services that include the delivery of training from the company's proprietary library of over 240 IT and Management courses or customized courses tailored to meet specific training requirements.

The T4 initiative was established by the VA as a proactive way to improve the life of veterans by closing gaps in acquiring IT services to integrate systems, networks and software. Task orders announced under T4 will be competed among the selected pool of prime contractors, ensuring more flexibility for the VA to quickly award tasks orders and move forward with mission-critical IT projects.

About Learning Tree International

Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of highly effective, hands-on training to information technology professionals and managers. Since 1974, over 65,000 organizations have relied on Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 2.1 million employees. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on web development; IT security; project management; operating systems; databases; networking; software development; and leadership, management and business skills. Courses are presented globally at Learning Tree Education Centers, on-site at client facilities, and can be attended via Learning Tree AnyWare™, the Company’s proprietary technology that connects participants via the web to the actual classroom, from their workplace or home. For more information about our products and services, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733), visit, follow @LearningTree on Twitter or visit Learning Tree International's Facebook fan page.

Contact Information

Jayna Kliner
Welz & Weisel Communications
Phone: (703) 218-3555

Jackie Davey
Learning Tree International
Phone: (703) 925-5585

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