27 May '12, 12pm

SUPPORT: Submarines And The Master Geek

May 27, 2012: The U.S. Navy has created new job category, Information Systems Technician Submarines, and graduated its first class of 16 sailors from the 19 week training course. Before this, the growing numbers of PCs on a sub were taken care of by sailors recognized as super geeks and able to do the work in their spare time. But gradually the job became larger and harder. It was finally realized how absurd it was to take care of such a crucial job on an ad hoc basis. While American subs have had computers on board for nearly half a century, these were, for a long time, only computers that were built into other systems (fire control, sonar and so on). These were maintained by the specialists trained to care for each particular system. Sailors began bringing their own PCs on board in the 1980s, quickly followed by the more convenient (on a cramped sub) laptops that became ...

Full article: http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htcbtsp/articles/2012052...

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