The ADL Initiative originated as a DoD-wide program, and Defense personnel have been–and remain–its core constituents. However, with the policy documents published in the late 1990s, the ADL Initiative received direction to also serve the entire Federal workforce as well as global partners, industry, and academia. The ADL Initiative's stakeholders include the DoD and associated Federal security sector (e.g., DHS, FLETC), other Federal agencies (e.g., DoEd, DoE, TSA), and coalition defense partners (e.g., NATO, TTCP, partner nations). 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.
The ADL Initiative provides distributed learning modernization support to more than 15 international and Coalition partners (e.g., NATO, The Technical Cooperation Program, Partnership for Peace Consortium), and other federal agencies (e.g., National Park Service, Customs and Border Protection). Additionally, the ADL Initiative actively participates in the Partnership Network which features government and academic organizations that work together to improve distributed learning.
Community collaboration and support is an important facet of the ADL Initiative. We collaborate or support the following government communities: