The Undersea Technology Assessment Group within SPA supports the Navy and other government organizations with timely and objective capability assessments, technology evaluations, and strategic planning that integrate the technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business aspects of undersea warfare (USW) and broader Navy issues. UTAG provides mature, turnkey products that reflect all of the factors important to decision makers. Our clients include Flag Officers, Senior Executives, and others who require robustly integrated support. UTAG delivers:
· Quantitative and qualitative modeling and analysis combined with extensive maritime operational and technical experience to develop integrated solutions to deterrence and warfighting challenges.
· Cost-effective platform, mission, payload, and operating strategies to address capability gaps and exploit opportunities to create asymmetric cross-domain effects.
· Expert policy, technology, and business case assessments; requirements development; technology transition management; operational mission analyses; survivability studies; and program support.
Theprimary project for this internship will be analysis of the Navy’s shipacquisition programs, including historical and future trends in Navyshipbuilding, fleet size and capability, and the development of recommendationsfor Navy leadership in light of the prevailing evidence.
Theintern will develop a database of shipbuilding and ship life cycle informationthat will support multiple lines of analysis, including a research paper andbrief, in which he or she will analyze the following items:
Weanticipate that this paper/brief will produce deliverables that we can pass tothe senior Navy leadership we support; they will also produce research,graphics, and language that can be integrated into the Integrated UnderseaFuture Investment Strategy and other strategic documents.
We also anticipate that the intern will assistUTAG with “pop-up” research assignments, and development of briefs and whitepapers on undersea warfare-related operational and policy topics.
Qualified candidates for internship with the Undersea Technology and Assessment Group (UTAG) will be currently pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in national security studies, political science, international affairs, public policy, military history, or a related field. Applicant must be a US citizen and meet eligibility requirements for access to SECRET-level information.
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