What Is It?
Manpower and Personnel Modeling, Simulation and Optimization Tools are integrated decision support tools for forecasting the enlisted and officer behavior (e.g., recruitment, retention, career decisions, education benefits) based on both proposed and current Navy policy decisions.
How Does It Work?
This system will include a suite of tools to include a policy simulation environment in which analysts can assess: cost and readiness impact of varying personnel policies; a career assessment and retention environment; a demand planning model to anticipate manpower needs; an incentive structure to improve cost efficiency; and optimization algorithms that match requirements to most efficient alternatives and multicriteria decision support to guide career planning.
What Will It Accomplish?
The decision support analytical tool will meet the chief naval personnel goals of creating a more agile, competency-based workforce to make the Navy competitive in the marketplace. The modeling tool will support strategy, policy and programming decision-making, with results enabling strategic, policy and investment decisions. It will also assist with identifying and closing gaps identified by forecast demand signals.