Development of a Big Data Application Architecture for Navy MPTE

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Authors
Kamel, Magdi N.
Caindoy, Khristian C.
Moazzami, Armin
Santos, Anthony M.
Subjects
Big Data
application architecture
enterprise architecture
OPNAV N1
manpower
personnel
training
education
predictive modeling
CRISP-DM
aviation community retention
Advisors
Date of Issue
2016
Date
Period of Performance: 10/01/2015-01/31/2017
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Navy Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education (MPTE) decision makers require improved access to the information obtained from the vast amounts of data contained in a number of disparate databases/data stores in order to make informed decisions and understand second- and third-order effects of those decisions. Toward this end, the effort of this research was two-fold. First, it examined and proposed an end-to-end application architecture for performing analytics for MPTE. Second, it developed a decision tree model to predict retention of post-command aviators, using the Cross- Industry Standard Process for Data Mining (CRISP-DM), in support of one Navy MPTE’s main concerns: retention in post-command aviator community. This research concluded that with the exponential collection and growth of diverse data, there is a need for a combination of Big Data and traditional data warehousing architectures to support analytics at MPTE. The data-mining effort developed a preliminary predictive model for post-command aviation retention and concluded that the number of NOBCs, particularly non-aviation NOBCs, was the most important indicator for predicting retention. Additional data sources particularly those that contain Fitness Reports/Evaluations need to be included in order to improve the accuracy of the model.
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Report
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Naval Research Program
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NPS_N16-N320-A
NPS-N16-N146-C
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Naval Research Program
Prepared for: N1 – Manpower, Personnel, Education; Topic Sponsor: N1 – Manpower, Personnel, Education; Research POC Name: Mr. Ilia Christman, N1 – Manpower, Personnel, Education, and Training
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NPS_N16-N320-A
NPS-N16-N146-C
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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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