Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES). Manpower, Personnel, and Training Implications
RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA
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The average age of a typical Navy shipboard network is about seven years. These networks and the systems and applications that reside on them are an amalgam of disparate hardware and operating software that were developed and introduced onboard largely independent from one another. The Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services CANES initiative is designed to consolidate and improve the networks on tactical platforms, largely through a common computing environment. The Navy Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence PEO C4I asked the RAND National Defense Research Institute to assess broadly the manpower, personnel, and training implications associated with the introduction of CANES on naval ships. The research identified the implications of the conversion from current systems to understand the impact on the numbers and types of personnel needed and on overall training demands. This report describes the results of this research. It should be of interest to those involved in the analysis and policy planning for fleet manpower determination, personnel management, and training management. This research was sponsored by the Navy PEO C4I and conducted within the Forces and Resources Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Forces and Organizations