Expansion of a Cross-Operational ERP for the Maintenance and Securement of Organizational Resilience

NCMS Project #: 141034

Problem: There is no publicly available system in use today that correlates personnel records across multiple privately and publicly operated service providers into a singular system-of-systems for real-time use and analysis to support both the capacity of the industry base and military readiness.  The advancements in data storage, authentication, access rights, and encryption over the past decade reinforces that such a system could, and should, exist.

Benefit: The continued expansion of the MARRS platform into related and interdependent business processes enables the Military Reserve Components to use this technology to better plan, deploy and sustain readiness for Units, Soldiers and family members alike.  Utilizing the military as a test bed will provide the commercial industry with critical knowledge to develop and test out these ERP cross-organizational and cross-platform abilities, specifically in the areas of the family readiness programs, services, and treatment provided.

Solution/Approach: An opportunity exists to utilize the Mission Analysis Readiness Resource Synchronization (MARRS) platform as a test bed where the 18 or more national level service support programs will gain the necessary tools to establish a common operational framework for service-member and family support programs impact to readiness.  The underpinning motivation behind utilization of the MARRS ERP as the test bed is to create a cross-operational platform whereby all general staff directorates can operate in a common environment and use the same decision support information, tools and milestones to be prepared for a national emergency or full combat operations.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Provide secure sharing mechanism of cross-operational information
  • Better utilization of services
  • Streamline productivity
  • Synchronize and secure talent and skillsets of warfighters where needed
  • Retain skilled maintenance and sustainment personnel
  • Improve collaboration between government and commercial industry activities

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Army National Guard Directorate
  • U.S. Army Reserves
  • U.S. First Army

Industry Participation:

  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Other