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Title Sustaining U.S. nuclear submarine design capabilities / John F. Schank [and others].

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, 2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 201 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-201).
Note Print version record.
Contents Ch. 1: Introduction -- ch. 2: The submarine design process -- ch. 3: Framing the analysis -- ch. 4: Effect of different options for managing design resources -- ch. 5: Critical skills -- ch. 6: Suppliers -- ch. 7: The Navy's roles and responsibilities in submarine design -- ch. 8: Effect of a design gap on the Navy's technical community -- ch. 9: Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A: Workforce simulation model -- Appendix B: Survey instrument for electric boat and Northrop Grumman Newport News -- Appendix C: Survey instrument provided to vendors -- Appendix D: U.S. Navy's technical warrant holders -- Appendix E: Net present value analysis.
Summary For the first time since the design of the first nuclear submarine, the U.S. Navy has no nuclear submarine design program under way, which raises the possibility that design capability could be lost. Such a loss could result in higher costs and delays when the next submarine design is undertaken, as well as risks to system performance and safety. The authors estimate and compare the costs and delays of letting design capability erode vs. those of alternative means of managing the workload and workforce over the gap in design demand and beyond. The authors recommend that the Navy consider stret.
Subject Nuclear submarines -- United States -- Design and construction -- 21st century.
Shipbuilding industry -- United States -- Employees -- 21st century.
Navy-yards and naval stations -- United States.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Human Resources & Personnel Management.
Added Author Schank, John F. (John Frederic), 1946-
Other Form: Print version: Sustaining U.S. nuclear submarine design capabilities. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2007 9780833041609 0833041606 (DLC) 2007013345 (OCoLC)122291808
ISBN 9780833042767 (electronic bk.)
0833042769 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MG-608-NAVY
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