Project Announcement: Mission Analysis Readiness Resource Synchronization (MARRS) Phase III

Business globalization has imposed significant changes in the way companies plan and execute major events; synchronization of resources often requires access to information housed in multiple database systems.

To better operate under the uncertain and complex conditions defining the current era of persistent conflict, the Department of Defense (DoD) is following the lead of the commercial sector and migrating away from stove-piped legacy readiness management and reporting information applications.   The Mission Analysis Readiness Resource Synchronization (MARRS) initiative takes the next step by assessing Army Reserve Component (RC) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation strategies and developing optimal operational procedures for supply and readiness retrograde activities as they apply to Army RC forces.

MARRS is being developed through an enterprise systems partnership between HQDA, USAR and ARNG using the Mobilization Common Operation Picture (MOBCOP) enterprise system as a backbone.  MOBCOP was built for HQDA by MKGCS LLC and contains holistically synchronized data derived from disparate personnel, force structure, financial, and operational systems of record.  The existence of an established data repository, combined with MKGCS personnel’s subject matter expertise with regards to RC mobilization business processes and data architecture, significantly reduced development time and cost.  The MARRS development methodology resulted in a minimum of $50 million in cost avoidance as compared to the cost of USAR and ARNG pursuing their own newly developed unique solutions.

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.  Because the mission set and task force are maintained within the tool, pre-mission validation and readiness assessments may be continuously monitored.  In addition to immediate response forces, MARRS will demonstrate the real-time monitoring of the individual and unit readiness of all Army Guard and Air Guard Soldiers in units identified for response to domestic emergencies.  In the event of a national response, it is critical that the units are manned, equipped and trained.

This phase will follow an agile development process and focus on enhancing mission analysis and planning tools, including equipment needs with maintenance/sustainment requirements for domestic operations:

  • Integration of Air National Guard broadening MARRS into a Joint system
  • MOSQ/AFSC Individual Training Requirements Matrix
  • Organizational and Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) and Anthrax and Small Pox Compliance Monitoring service
  • Significant Activity Reporting
  • Mission Readiness Rotation Plan
  • Orders generation for Mobilized Army and Air Guard HRF CERFP Members

Those interested in participating in this project should contact Lisa Stobierski, lisas@ncms.org by October 4, 2017.  We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).