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Helius, a Hughes company, today announced it has been named a recipient of the Federal Government Distance Learning Association’s (FGDLA) Innovation Award for the development of emerging distance learning technologies that support the federal government. Additionally, the Law Enforcement Information Management Section (LEIM) of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has recognized Helius for its contributions to law enforcement.

Helius received the Innovation Award at the FGDLA Annual Awards Ceremony for its support of the Government Alliance for Training & Education by Satellite (GATES) Summit and other distance learning activities benefitting the federal government. The FGDLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting use of distance learning in support of the education and training needs of federal government employees and military members.

“We appreciate Helius’ support of our organization,” said Philip J-L. Westfall, Ph.D., president of FGDLA. “The leadership and insight they have brought to the distance learning community have been invaluable. We selected Helius as this year’s Innovation Award recipient in recognition of their development of emerging distance learning technologies that directly support the federal government.”

At the recent 33rd Annual LEIM Section Annual Conference and Training Exposition (IACP) Helius was recognized for its contributions to law enforcement. Its digital communication solutions have been deployed at law enforcement agencies across the nation to improve training, internal communications, public relations, and ultimately, officer safety. The largest is for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department, serving over 18,000 deputies and staff.

“We are honored to have been acknowledged by these two leading organizations,” said Mike Tippets, president of Helius. “Integrated distance learning and communications solutions are fundamentally important to federal, state, and local government agencies, and we are privileged to support their work in serving their constituents.”

The IACP is the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives. The Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) Section is a smaller subsection of executives and includes police chiefs, law enforcement executives, and technologists.

To learn more about Helius training and learning solutions or how Helius can create a customized education solution to fit your specific needs, please visit

About Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA)

The Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA) is a nonprofit association formed to promote the development and application of distributed learning and to actively foster collaboration and understanding among those involved in educational and training within the federal government. Focused on supporting federal government agencies involved in distributed learning, the Federal Government Distributed Learning Association is embarking on innovative ways to incorporate instructional technologies for the new millennium. Visit

About International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit membership organization of police executives, with over 21,000 members in 100 different countries. IACP’s membership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, Tribal, state, campus, and local agencies of all sizes. Please visit for more information.

About Helius

Helius, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), provides digital communications solutions for business. Its patented expertise helps organizations implement applications such as digital signage, distance learning, and corporate communications. For more information, visit or call Jeff Crapo at 801-764-9020.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet® encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.9 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGH). For additional information, please visit

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