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Fleet and Installation Readiness

Success on the bridge of a ship depends in large part on what happens in shipyards, maintenance bays, sealift vessels and bases. CNA experts have developed a deep understanding of all components of fleet and installation readiness.

CNA economists played a pivotal role in the efficient implementation of the Base Realignment and Closure process of the 1980s and ‘90s. They also helped develop the Maritime Prepositioning concept that got a full brigade of Marines in place for Operation Desert Shield in record time. More recently, our data analysts customized machine-learning algorithms to help the Navy solve a maintenance backlog of F-18 Super Hornets.

Recent Reports

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Aviation Cannibalization: Characteristics, Opportunity Costs, and Impact on Readiness

CNA data scientists developed an algorithm that tracked the history and opportunity costs of more than 30,000 cannibalized parts in Navy aviation per year across six years.