Accession Number : ADA488779


Title :   Missile Defense Certification: Examination of the U.S. Navy Aegis Warship and U.S. Army Patriot Crew Certification Process


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Biggs, Robert C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a488779.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 112


Abstract : The process employed by Naval Surface Forces to capture information during warfare certification is enabled by a computer-based feedback mechanism. The Surface Force Type Commander employs two information management system models in the form of Training and Operational Readiness Information Service (TORIS) and Training Figure of Merit (TFOM) to report progress, capture data, compare trends, and achieve training and certification process efficiency. These systems have advantages that can be recognized and capitalized upon by other elements within the Ballistic Missile Defense community. This thesis examines how two Ballistic Missile Defense elements Naval Aegis units and Army Patriot units leverage technology to capture data as part of the certification timeline and the degree of alignment between the certification processes of the elements. It is recommended that an initiative be undertaken to record and retain data associated with certification events down to a granular (unit) level. It is further recommended that the Patriot community in particular consider an information technology solution for the issue of unit-level readiness management.


Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT) , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , OPERATIONAL READINESS , EFFICIENCY , THESES , CREWS , NAVAL OPERATIONS , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES , ARMY OPERATIONS , MILITARY COMMANDERS , ARTILLERY , FIGURE OF MERIT , AIR DEFENSE , GUIDED MISSILES


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Antimissile Defense Systems
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE