Accession Number:

ADA465091

Title:

Agent-Based Modeling as a Tool for Manpower and Personnel Management

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ICOSYSTEM CORP CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

We have developed an agent-based model of the US Navys Manpower and Personnel MP systems, and used the model as a tool to analyze and design MP policies. The model captures the dynamics of sailor recruitment, training and retention, as well as their performance during missions. Our model makes it possible to gain a deep understanding of the dynamics of the entire MP systems. We expect our tool to offer several benefits to the Navy, including the ability to design new policies for existing ships or new ships the ability to understand the impact of shipboard technologies to increase automation and the ability to study the impact of various interventions on sailor retention. The model also promises to be useful for personnel management in the commercial sector.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE