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The Army Training Network is a consolidated training resource site for managing training for Army units.   Everything is based on the Army Field Manual, FM 7-0 - Training for Full Spectrum Operations.   FM 7-0 covers the principles, systems, and management of Army training.   ATN has many types of users from unit training managers down to individual Soldiers trying to further develop their own knowledge.   The main function of the ATN is to facilitate the development, improvement, and implementation of Army training.  
The hardware and software requirements for ATN are not any more complicated than other typical websites.   ATN uses Single Sign-On SSO technology, like many other military websites, by using a military member’s Army Knowledge Online (AKO) password.   There is also an option to log-on using a Common Access Card (CAC) with a pin.   Using the CAC is an option, although if you want to use this method, you must have a CAC reader installed on the computer being used.   ATN works on personal computers, as well as government/military computers.   It also functions with many different browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera.   Recently ATN developed a mobile application called ATN2GO for android and apple devices that can be used on Smartphone or tablet PC’s.   It seems like there are a lot of Web 2.0 technologies being used on ATN like RSS, AJAX and possible Wiki’s.
There are so many different inputs and outputs for the Army Training Network.   A lot of the content is manuals or written documentation about training in the form of MS Word documents or “PDF” files, along with training aides like power point slide shows and videos.   The input and output is usually the same, since most of what is input into the network is meant to be shared as output with everyone else on the network.   For instance, a leader has a new training video about truck maintenance to share on ATN with other leaders.   The leader uploads (or submits)...