Manpower, Personnel and Training Information Sciences (MPT-IS)

The Manpower, Personnel and Training Information Sciences funds basic research in data mining and machine learning to optimize opportunities for the warfighter within the Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education naval enterprise. The program examines various learning modalities including mobile devices, virtual classrooms and augmented realities. The program relies on a cohesive partnership with stakeholders ranging from OPNAV N1, Naval Education and Training Command and Naval Air Warfare Center - Training Systems Division.

Research Concentration Areas

  • Personnel Selection and Classification
  • Manpower Requirements Modeling
  • Adaptive Training Management

Research Challenges and Opportunities

  • Research to understand the relationship between general cognitive ability, crystallized and fluid intelligence, and naval job performance
  • Research investigating how changes to plans, policies and practices lead to secondary effects on manpower requirements
  • Directed research investigating new approaches for just-in-time training
  • Modeling technology benefits of alternative education modalities

Program Contact Information

Name: Lt. Cmdr. Peter B. Walker

Title: Program Officer

Department: Code 341

Email for Questions: peter.b.walker1@navy.mil


Program Funding

Submit white papers, QUAD charts and full proposals for contracts to this email address: ONR Code 34 Research Submissions

Follow instructions within BAA for submission of grant proposals to grants.gov website.

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