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Navy Seeks Predictive Tech Prototypes for Sustainment Data Challenge

The U.S. Navy announced it will conduct the first Sustainment Data Challenge in support of efforts to refine the service’s readiness operations through predictive systems.

The Navy said Friday it seeks prototype systems that will utilize predictive technology, historical data, currently deployed structures and workforce experience to identify program sustainment requirements. The project will run for four months, seek crowd-sourced services and task data scientists and engineers to produce analytical models to aid predictive sustainment operations.

James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, said the challenge is focusing on leveraging the use of data and modeling to help increase readiness to support the National Defense Strategy. The event is sponsored by the chief of naval operations, the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition and the Office of the Chief Management Officer. Interested participants must form teams and apply by Jan. 8, 2019. The winners will be selected ahead of a summit in May.

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