Comprehensive Optimal Manpower and Personnel Analytic Simulation System (COMPASS)
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGY MILLINGTON TN
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The Navy system for accessing, training, assigning, developing, and maintaining Sailors careers consists of numerous semi-autonomous organizations whose interdependence is well-known but not well understood. Each organization within the personnel management network maintains independent operational and archival information technology systems, measures success locally, and makes management decisions without the benefit of fully understanding the impacts that their decisions have on the extended enterprise. To overcome the inherent inefficiency of independently operating organizations, Navy Personnel Research, Studies, and Technology NPRST set out to develop a prototype simulation system to evaluate the implications of resource and policy alternatives across the entire manpower and personnel enterprise. The COMPASS simulation model is designed to evaluate the feasibility of supply chain management, stochastic simulation, service-oriented architecture, and optimization. It functionally represents the Navys system of recruiting, selecting, and classifying Sailor candidates losing and separating Sailors training Sailors in basic and specialized skills advancing Sailors in paygrades re-enlisting Sailors and distributing Sailors to job assignments. Additionally, this effort explored the concept of three necessary skill sets to design, develop, analyze, and maintain the simulation model. These skill sets include software development, model designdevelopment, and analysis.
- Administration and Management
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Computer Programming and Software