Story Number: NNS040304-14Release Date: 3/4/2004 2:57:00 PM
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By Darlene Goodwin, Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) launched the Fleet Training Management and Planning System (FLTMPS), part of the Navy Training Manpower Planning System (NTMPS), in December for use by Navy group and squadron staffs, ships and submarines.

Designed specifically for fleet manpower, personnel and training managers, FLTMPS is a flexible, Web-based system that allows approved Internet users the ability to quickly access many of the training, manpower and personnel reports currently available in the NTMPS system.

"We created FLTMPS with a focus on the unique requirements of deployed units," said Martha Maddux, NETC NTMPS program manager. "It offers the fleet user easy access to data and a number of reports available on NTMPS, which is the Navy's official training management system. NTMPS is a larger system requiring more bandwidth and reliable connectivity than is typically available for sea-going vessels."

NTMPS facilitates comprehensive data analysis and report generation for manpower, training, facilities, funding and personnel. It collects and integrates information from more than 30 authoritative databases, including the current status of manpower and training readiness, activity training requirements and deficiencies, class convening dates, available quotas, projected personnel gains and losses, and more.

NTMPS and FLTMPS simplify the process for generating reports, which may be viewed on a computer display, printed, or saved as a Microsoft Word or Excel document. The systems contain numerous pre-existing report formats tailored for ease of use among all Navy commands. In addition, NTMPS allows users to build specialized reports tailored to their particular training requirements.

Lt. j.g. Michael Polito, assistant maintenance officer at Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wash., said that FLTMPS makes managing training requirements and the professional development of approximately 140 Sailors in his department much easier.

"FLTMPS definitely saves me lots of time and helps me do my job more efficiently," said Polito. "Earlier today, I was able to compile a report documenting training course completions on 17 Sailors. I was finished in less than 15 minutes, allowing me to gather the information quickly and move on to other tasks."

For security purposes, potential NTMPS and FLTMPS users are required to submit an application demonstrating their need to access the data before being authorized to use the system.

Minimum computer workstation requirements for accessing and using FLTMPS include:

- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher installed (with 128-bit encryption)
- Microsoft Word 2000 or higher installed to view Word documents
- Microsoft Excel 97 or higher installed to view Excel spreadsheets
- Adobe Acrobat 4.0 or higher installed to view printable reports
- Microsoft Office 2000 requires installation of SR-1 (found at the Microsoft Office update site).

More information on NTMPS and FLTMPS is available at Individuals requiring assistance can call the NTMPS Support Desk toll-free at 1-866-438-2898, weekdays from 6:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Central time.

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