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Navy to Issue Enterprise Challenge on Data Analytics Rapid-Acquisition Project

U.S. NavyThe U.S. Navy plans to release an enterprise challenge statement on data analytics functions the service wants to help overhaul its personnel management system, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

Jared Serbu writes that the enterprise challenge statement is part of the Navy’s Innovation Cell experiment to speed up the acquisition process and involve the industry at an early stage.

The Navy aims to get insights from industry on the use of analytics to identify patterns from data on personnel compensation, training and education and determine success and improvement areas in talent management, the report said.

“An important thing industry needs to discuss with us is how this would work with the other business intelligence tools and assets we already have. And it has to work with what we already generate from a data perspective,” Laura Knight, program manager on the data analytics project, told attendees at the Innovation Cell industry day.

Serbu reports that the Navy wants statistical methods, predictive analytics and future modeling tools that will support current personnel IT systems and be available to a potentially large user base.

The challenge statement will be posted on the Navy website this week and will be followed with another industry session within the next 90 days to set more specific program requirements as part of the Innovation Cell’s discovery phase, the report said.

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