Business and Organizational Impacts for Modular Flexible Ships
Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute Pittsburgh United States
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Ships and the supporting environment in those ships of the U.S. Surface Navy should be built to optimize rapid removal and replacement of modularized capability. We propose a new business and acquisition environment that will deliver new capability faster, in smaller increments, with higher performance and greater quality. The organization performing this would need to manage a continuum of frequent updates of reusable product line capability commodities. These capability commodities would be deployed on a widely distributed and sustained architecture in use throughout the fleet. We discuss the value of focusing on replaceable commodity capability innovations in the warfighting domain for one part of the organization, while a partner group works on delivering infrastructure innovation that would be the highly flexible landing pad for hosting those capabilities.
- Marine Engineering