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An analysis of the Sea Enterptise program

The possibility of realizing savings to modernize and recapitalize the US Navy is of great importance to the Department of the Navy (DON). Sea Enterprise is the vehicle for this effort. The DON operates in an increasingly smaller, dangerous, and rapidly changing world. Hence, the Navy and Marine Corps are attempting to change, adapt and transform to meet new threats to the United States in the twenty-first century. This thesis examines the Sea Enterprise Program from its inception in June 2002 to May 2005. A number of common business, public service, and management concepts are extracted and used to analyze the effort as a whole. The goals and objectives, structures, responsibilities, processes, and results to date of Sea Enterprise are documented and recommendations are provided that may aid the acceleration of the effort. The results of this thesis reveal some identifiable challenges and issues that have inhibited the DON's ability to realize the vision of Sea Power 21, and thus realize savings. Cultural resistance to change, onerous bureaucratic frameworks, lack of accountability, and disincentives to save are a few examples of barriers the Navy must overcome. To realize savings, recapitalize the fleet, and meet the twenty-first century threat (principally, the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)), the Navy must address and surmount such barriers.

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:nps.edu/oai:calhoun.nps.edu:10945/1898
Date06 1900
CreatorsMiller, Jason R.
ContributorsMutty, John, McCaffery, Jerry, Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)., Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
PublisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Source SetsNaval Postgraduate School
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeThesis
Formatxvi, 112 p. : col. ill. ;, application/pdf
RightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimited

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