Mission Analysis Readiness Resource Synchronization Tool – Phase III

NCMS Project #: 140900

Problem: The ERP system chosen as a surrogate to industry and the DoD is the Army National Guard’s (ARNG) Mission Analysis Readiness Resource Synchronization (MARRS) system. MARRS is a cross-functional software system that holistically synchronizes, manages, and collaborates on existing and disparate capabilities. This system provides the data necessary to source and support validated mission and training requirements. In the event of a national response, it is critical that the units are manned, equipped and trained.

Benefit: The underpinning motivation behind MARRS concept is to create a platform whereby all general staff directorates can operate using the same environment and decision support tools and milestones. In doing so, all directorates and agencies could reap the benefits of a cross-pollinated array of decision support tools.

Solution/Approach: This phase of the MARRS project will demonstrate the merits in support of enabling separate agencies to quickly respond to critical national emergencies through proper mission planning and unit preparedness. As the project team gathers the massive amounts of data and begins program development for the domestic response issue, the National Guard Bureau (NGB) will realize the ability to use MARRS to manage the units identified as first responders for emergency situations. Because the mission set and task force are maintained within the tool, pre-mission validation and readiness assessments may be continuously monitored.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Improved readiness
  • Synchronize decisions and readiness viability across different commands
  • Reduction in man hours for data entry or redundant reporting and processing
  • Reduced costs

DoD Participation:

  • National Guard Bureau (NGB)

Industry Participation:

  • MKGCS, LLC
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Safety
  • Mx management improvement
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Business processes/partnerships