THE NAVY SHIP TECHNICAL COMMUNITY--A CHANGING ROLE

Recent practices and policies within and external to the Navy headquarters ship technical community have had significant impact on meeting customer needs to the extent that serious consideration must be given to alternative methods of providing technical assistance. This paper examines a number of these practices and policies which have changed in recent years and discusses their impact on headquarters journeyman engineers and architects. They include but are not limited to: compressed design time frames, increased workload, personnel ceiling limits, high-grade reductions, contracting procedures, relocation, collocation, reorganization, and design philsosophy and methodologies. Modifications necessary to maintain the level and quality of technical support in view of these developments are discussed. To bring about these modifications, a number of administrative, managerial, technical, and personnel related recommendations are presented. Resultant benefits associated with implementation of these recommendations are defined and documented in terms of their responsiveness to the changing role of the design community.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sixteenth Annual Technical Symposium of the Association of Scientists and Engineers of the Naval Sea Systems Command, held in Arlington, Virginia, March 30, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of Scientists and Engineers of NASSC

    Department of the Navy
    Washington, DC  United States  203632
  • Authors:
    • Dropik, M V
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of Scientists and Engineers of NASSC
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM