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BCA OF INTERNET CONNECTIVITY FOR USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

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Authors
Padilla, Marcus B.
Tsuji, Daniel S.
Wang, Hsiao-wei
Subjects
BCA
Business Case Analysis
QoL
Quality of Life
QoW
Quality of Work
internet connectivity
Advisors
Dew, Nicholas
Menichini, Amilcar A.
Date of Issue
2023-12
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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Internet connectivity aboard U.S. Navy ships has been historically unreliable and slow, limiting both Quality of Work (QoW) and Quality of Life (QoL). USS Abraham Lincoln (ABE) is testing new advancements in internet technology (Starlink, 5G and fiber) to close the bandwidth gap on ships. Our thesis aims to identify if having high-speed internet (HSI) aboard ABE, at sea and in-port, can provide a financial benefit to the Navy. We used peer-reviewed studies to determine the economic impact of HSI on the modern world, and the Net Present Value (NPV) method to calculate the value of having HSI for ABE over a 10-Year period. We concluded that HSI would provide a Net Benefit to ABE of $22,598,921 over a 10-Year period. This represents the monetary value of having improved QoW and QoL solely due to HSI. Even with all QoL benefits removed, HSI still provides a Net Benefit of $2,548,053. Our results point to the massive positive implications this could have for the Navy. We recommend further research be conducted into this field, and current policies be reviewed and modified for adoption of commercial HSI aboard U.S. Navy ships.
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Department of Defense Management (DDM)
Department of Defense Management (DDM)
Department of Defense Management (DDM)
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Naval Information Research Center Pacific
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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