USALearning is the product of the Human Resource/Line of Business (HR/LOB) Program (successor to the e-Training Initiative), one of the President's e-Government Initiatives supporting the President's Management Agenda. As part of his February 2002 budget submission to Congress, President Bush outlined an agenda for making the Federal Government more focused on citizens and results, which included Expanding Electronic Government – or e-Government (e-Gov).
Adapted from a Department of Transportation solution already in place, USALearning was originally launched as the Gov Online Learning Center (GoLearn.gov) in June 2002. In 2005, it was decided that a new strategy should be adopted to transform GoLearn.gov into a portal site to adjust to changes in service delivery. Three additional Service Providers, National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Foreign Service Institute (FSI), and FasTrac, joined the Office of Personnel Management's GoLearn Program as Service Providers under the auspices of the e-Training Initiative, offering e-Learning solutions through USALearning.
The USALearning site has evolved into a true community of practice tool for Federal Government learning and development professionals. USALearning connects federal learning practitioners with learning opportunities across the span of e-Learning systems, content, and performance support tools that are available in the Federal Government. Users of the e-Learning resource site are able to navigate easily, share ideas, and build innovative learning strategies to achieve agencies' missions. In addition, Federal Government employees will be able to use the Federal Catalog to search available learning opportunities, find appropriate entries, and direct users to learning opportunities.