Center for Service Support Launches Improved NKO Portal

Story Number: NNS150518-18Release Date: 5/18/2015 3:29:00 PM
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From Center for Service Support Public Affairs

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Sailors in administration, logistics and media ratings now have a new and improved way to access training and advancement material. Center for Service Support (CSS) launched a new Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) portal on April 11.

According to the center, the new and improved CSS NKO portal is now "live". It is streamlined, easy to use, and updated with the latest administration, logistics, and media rating information. Though online search engines provide web search results, the information is not always current. The CSS NKO portal is updated frequently with the latest course information, Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS), rate training manuals (RTM), learning and development roadmaps (LaDR), and many other curricula updates.

"The old CSS NKO presence was antiquated, cumbersome to navigate, and had not been given a face lift for many years. An update was well overdue." said Cmdr. Jason Endress, CSS director of operations. "Now CSS can be proud to provide young Sailors, customers, and stakeholders a one-stop shopping experience where they can find a plethora of curricula information in a more user-friendly format. In the end, everyone benefits from the result."

The CSS NKO portal can be accessed by logging onto NKO, and then from the upper dropdown menus select Organizations & Communities > Learning Centers > Service Support. CSS HQ leadership hopes that all visitors will enjoy the look and feel of the new NKO webpage.

NKO is a website designed to provide the expertise, tools, and opportunities required to support professional and personal development through each phase of a Sailor's career.

Mark Litman, CSS information assurance manager, explained that the process of updating the portal required close work with the professionals at Naval Education and Training Program Management office.

"The NKO Portal management team there assisted us through each phase of the update. This ensured the transition from old to new was completed according to NKO site capabilities," Litman said. "With the incorporation of easy to read navigation buttons the finished website is easier to use."

CSS is comprised of active duty, civilian and contractor personnel who direct the training efforts of administration, logistics and media schools for active duty and commissioned officers. The CSS team ensures curriculum and professional development tools are current.

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