A new virtual tool developed by Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) helps “analyze information about their personnel, resources and programs to ensure the Navy can plan ahead to keep operations running smoothly,” according to a report from NBC News in San Diego, where NAVWAR is headquartered.

NAVWAR’s Fleet Readiness Directorate (FRD) developed the tool, named Fusion Cell, within days, according to a NAVWAR press release. It pulls data from across the Navy, relying heavily on Navy reservists to manage the information.

“The current COVID-19 environment requires a flexible and agile workforce, capable of both adapting and overcoming all that is ahead of us,” said FRD Executive Director Mike Spencer. “The Fusion Cell provides real-time situational awareness.”

NAVWAR used data provided via the Fusion Cell to complete a major upgrade and installation in record time on USS Ronald Reagan while forward deployed in Japan.

Navy photo by Rick Naystatt