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: LCDR Jacob Norris

Title: Program Officer

Department: Code 341

Email for Questions:

How to Submit

For detailed application and submission information for this research topic, please see our Funding Opportunities page and refer to broad agency announcement (BAA) No. N00014-21-S-B001.

  • Contracts: All white papers and full proposals for contracts must be submitted through FedConnect; instructions are included in the BAA.
  • Grants: All white papers for grants must be submitted through FedConnect, and full proposals for grants must be submitted through; instructions are included in the BAA.

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