The Navy has had "smart" systems on board its ships for a while—the Ticonderoga (CG-47) was designed to be operated without anyone in the engine room. What it needs are decision makers who understand the automated systems and operate them as such.
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Mr. DiGiorgio has worked as as engineer since 1967, beginning with the guidance and control division of Litton. A tech rep in Vietnam for almost three years, he worked on inertial and bombing systems on various aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, and Army. In 1972, he began to work on the engineering plant control system for the Spruance (DD-963) class, and in 1980, he transferred to civil service, working for the Atlantic Fleet Technical Support Center. For the past 26 years, he has resolved problems on most automated control systems on board U.S. Navy ships.
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The Smart Ship Is Not the Answer
The Navy has had "smart" systems on board its ships for a while—the Ticonderoga (CG... Read More