3.0 Human Capital

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3.1 Army Human Resource System (AHRS)
Fort Belvoir, VA   http://www.eis.army.mil/programs/ahrs.htm
(703) 325-4550

Project Summary
AHRS is a suite of systems that manage personnel, accountability, and strength accounting.

Description
AHRS provides the Warfighter with a state-of-the-art, cost-effective, standardized, and interoperable human resource solution that supports strategic and tactical management of Soldiers in a suite of global, networked, interactive, and accurate military personnel systems.

AHRS will transition selected functions to the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A), while continuing to develop and operate those components which complement IPPS-A. AHRS is a system-of-systems providing the tools to locate, manage, and serve the Soldier – anywhere in the world.

Products and Services

  • Deployed Theater Accountability System (DTAS), the world’s first Enterprise-wide Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) personnel accountability system, provides near real-time data on individual personnel status, unit strengths, and deployment history. DTAS is a client-server application that allows tactical units uninterrupted access to their data, while still updating higher headquarters when communications are available. DTAS has a Web-enabled component for Theater/Command level personnel to manage units and analyze the data. This visibility is vital in determining the Warfighting capability of the Army and subordinate commands within a specific theater. It can operate under battlefield communications environments with limited bandwidth, intermittent connectivity, or within operational constraints while disconnected.

The DTAS Mobile User System hierarchy extends theater level command down to tactical battalions and separate companies, using each unit’s existing computer infrastructure linked to theater. Each mobile system reports on unit personnel and synchronizes with the theater server suite. The theater suite provides deployment history data to the Enterprise suite. The Enterprise suite interfaces with numerous personnel management systems to provide DTAS with descriptive personnel data, eliminating the need for duplicative data entry.

  • Tactical Personnel System (TPS) is a stand-alone portable system providing essential personnel functionality to support a Commander’s tactical decision-making process by creating a deployable “go to war” personnel strength automated file. TPS functionality provides Soldier accountability, personnel manifesting, jump manifesting, and task force and crew building. Units manifest arriving/departing individuals in TPS before arrival or departure. TPS has the ability to export a Soldier manifest file as input to the DTAS, allowing mass Soldier import at arrival in theater at a port of debarkation.

  • The Electronic Military Personnel Office (eMILPO) system is a Web-based single database providing real-time update capability, used by the active Army personnel community to manage all active, mobilized Soldiers. eMILPO provides information to more than 40 other Army and DoD systems including DTAS, DEERS, ITAPDB, TOPMIS, and EDAS. eMILPO’s MyERB module allows every active enlisted Soldier to view his or her record online from anywhere in the world. eMILPO’s reporting and analysis tools allow Commanders and staff at all levels to determine unit personnel readiness, OPTEMPO, and current unit status.

3.2 Distributed Learning System (DLS)
Newport News, VA   https://www.dls.army.mil  (DOD Security Certificate Required to View Site. See: http://www.militarycac.com/dodcerts.htm for more information)
(757) 369-2900

Project Summary
DLS acquires, deploys, and maintains worldwide Distributed Learning (dL) online courseware to ensure our nation’s Soldiers receive critical training for mission success. Through the Army Learning Management System (ALMS) and Army e-Learning, DLS delivers training to more than 1.4 million Soldiers and DA Civilians, manages training information, and provides training collaboration, scheduling, and career planning capabilities in both resident and non-resident training environments.

Description
Soldier readiness necessitates on-demand training. DLS is the infrastructure that delivers dL and is breaking old training paradigms by bringing training to the Soldier anywhere, anytime, 24/7. Using state-of-the-art technology, DLS streamlines training processes; automates training management functions; delivers training using electronic means; and enables military and civilian personnel, training developers, training managers, unit Commanders, and training Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) to access training using the Web.

dL provides the Army with the capability to obtain the state of readiness necessary to accomplish the Army’s mission and contributes to quality of life by increasing stability for both Soldiers and civilians in their personal and professional lives. DLS is dedicated to providing a quality dL system to all Army components in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner possible.

DLS is responsible for fielding multiple training systems simultaneously - the success of each program directly impacting the Army’s ability to meet its training mission. The components that make up DLS bring the Army one step closer to achieving its goal of providing “one-stop-shopping” for training.

Products and Services

  • Digital Training Facilities (DTFs) at more than 91 installations worldwide, provide video tele-training, computers, faxes, printers, and high-speed Internet connections.

  • Enterprise Management Center (EMC) provides connectivity and technical support to all DTF users and managers, and houses the ALMS.

  • ALMS delivers training, manages training information, and provides training collaboration, scheduling, and career planning capabilities.

  • Army e-Learning is the primary method for satisfying Army workforce IT requirements. Army e-Learning provides free access to over 5,400 Web-based information technology, foreign language, business, leadership, and personal development courses.

  • Deployed Digital Training Campuses (DDTC) provide Soldiers access to training during deployments. The DDTC is a mobile, networked system of workstations, servers, and ancillary equipment which allows connecting to the worldwide Web via satellite communication for just-in-time training.

3.3 Force Management System (FMS)
Alexandria, VA   http://www.eis.army.mil/fms.htm
(703) 428-0668

Project Summary
FMS designs, develops, and deploys an integrated force management capability that is establishing accurate, consistent, and timely force structure information to the Army force management community.

Description
FMS directly supports the Director of Force Management in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, (G-3/5/7) and its mission of managing and allocating manpower and force structure information; documenting unit models (requirements) and authorizations over time; and providing organizational and force structure solutions in support of the Army’s transformation toward the future force.

The project consists of replacement of four current systems used by the force management community (requirements documentation system, client-server), the Army authorization documentation system family (TAADS, WINTAADS, WEBTAADS), force builder/SACS, and Structure and Manpower Allocation System, Client-Server (SAMAScs).

The development of RDScs and SAMAScs represents an interim step in the integration process. These systems have been removed from expensive and manpower-intensive mainframe operations and relocated to client-server platforms, providing cost and manpower savings to the Army.

FMS incorporates common software development tools and design and development standards, complying with DoD and Army architecture standards. It provides for browser-based Web accessibility, online transaction processing, and online analysis processing capability for users in the community with approved access. The integrated system will provide consistent and standardized data, incorporating Government and industry standards for security. The design also provides for online data warehousing of archive data and streamlined system maintenance.

Products and Services

  • Master Force File
  • Manpower Budget File
  • Consolidated TOE Updates data
  • Table of Organization and Equipment
  • Modified Table of Organization and Equipment
  • Table of Distribution and Allowances
  • Structure and Composition
  • LogSACS
  • PerSACS

3.4 HR Solutions
Fort Knox, KY https://www.hrsolutions2.army.mil  (DOD Security Certificate Required to View Site. See: http://www.militarycac.com/dodcerts.htm for more information)
(502) 624-4112

Project Summary
HR Solutions provides efficient and innovative human resources acquisition management services for a wide range of customers. By facilitating the contract process, HR Solutions serves as a customer advocate while acting as a liaison between the contractor providing the services and the contracting office.

Description
HR Solutions outlines and provides essential elements necessary to obtain a performance-based contract detailing the Customer’s human resources requirements from pre-award to contract closeout. This service frees customers to perform the mission-critical tasks for which they have been trained and minimizes the amount of time spent managing HR services requirements.

Product and Services
Through its multi-functional staff and secure Web-based portal, HR Solutions assists with full lifecycle contract support and provides services management expertise to HR initiatives that support customers which include Commanders, Soldiers, and their families at installations throughout the world. HR Solutions currently provides support in four key mission areas:

  • Management and Administrative Support
  • Personnel Services and Support
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Studies and Analysis

The HR Solutions prime contractors, each of which has been vetted through a competitive process, bid on the performance work statement through Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. The entire process, from bid to award, is completed within approximately 30 to 45 days, resulting in expedited delivery of critical services.

HR Solutions’ Web portal helps customers document and manage their task orders throughout the pre-award and post-award process. This secure portal organizes documentation throughout the life of the task order.

3.5 Installation Management Systems-Army (IMS-A)
Alexandria, VA  http://www.eis.army.mil/programs/ims-a.htm
(703) 325-8034

Project Summary
IMS-A provides Army installation management personnel with IT systems which improve efficiency and facilitate the execution and operation of specific installation level functional business processes by providing standardized software applications. The IMS-A solution to installation management employs five discrete modules to assist Commanders to train, equip, deploy, sustain, and transition Soldiers.

Description
IMS-A supports the Army’s mission, strategic goals, and objectives through the application of automation to enhance selected business processes associated with managing and operating major Army installations, camps, posts, and stations worldwide.

Products and Services

  • Installation Support Modules (ISMs) consists of four standardized, Web-based, custom-developed applications packaged into functional modules that integrate day-to-day installation business practices and processes. Three of the modules support HR business functions (In/Out-Processing, Transition Processing, and Personnel Locator); while the fourth module, Central Issue Facility (CIF), supports a key logistics business function - management of Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE). The ISM system operates in a Web environment that uses a single centralized database to store all module-associated Army data. The Web server architecture supports a graphical user interface, Web-based user access, and a consolidated infrastructure in compliance with the AKM Strategic Plan. The database and Web/Application servers provide a multi-mastered database environment that allows for an Enterprise view of data worldwide. Data replication (almost immediate) between two master sites provides for continuity of operations and back-up and recovery. The data is encrypted and protected using Oracle Advanced Security (OAS) feature. Key ISM customers include Commanders, personnel managers, and logistics personnel at installation and higher levels of command throughout the Army. The ISM system enables Commanders to train, equip, sustain, deploy, and transition Soldiers to meet ARFORGEN ready pool requirements.

  • TRANSPROC — Transition Processing - provides an automated, integrated method of data collection and document processing to support transitioning Soldiers from active-duty status to retirement, discharge, or release from active duty.

  • CIF — Central Issue Facility — provides a standardized Army-wide, automated, user-friendly system for the requisition, receipt, storage, issue, exchange, and return of authorized OCIE at Army installations.

  • INPROC/OUTPROC — provides automation support for quickly in-processing Soldiers into their gaining installations (i.e., welcoming and bringing individual Soldiers and their family members “on board”) and providing information on their deployment eligibility to the gaining unit Commanders. Out-processing provides automation support for rapidly out-processing Soldiers who are departing an installation to separate from active duty, transferring to another duty station, or departing for temporary duty of 90 or more days at a different location.

  • PERSLOC — Personnel Locator — provides automated support for tracking installation military personnel, unit of assignment, and phone numbers. It also provides mail directory service for personnel who have departed an installation or who have recently arrived.
  • Range Facility Management Support System (RFMSS) provides a standard, integrated system to efficiently assist installation Commanders in providing training support for units and schools to schedule and manage valuable training lands and firing ranges. RFMSS is used across a wide spectrum of Army, Navy, and Marine Corps installations and can be used in theaters of operations. RFMSS supports all major range management processes including:

  • Range, training area and airspace scheduling (up to three years in advance)

  • Range control request processing and scheduling conflict resolutions

  • Training asset management

  • Automated Firing Range and Training Area Fire Desk Operations

  • Automated warning of safety and environmental conflicts

RFMSS has an ad hoc query capability to allow installation Range Managers and MACOM/HQDA managers the ability to prepare reports on range and training area operations and utilization.

3.6 Integrated Personnel and 
Pay – Army (IPPS-A)
Alexandria, VA
ippsa.program@us.army.mil
(703) 325-1893

Project Summary
IPPS-A is a partnership between the PEO EIS and the Army G-1, designed to provide the Army with integrated, multi-component personnel and pay.

Description
IPPS-A will be a Web-based resource designed to provide integrated, multi-component personnel and pay capabilities, creating one personnel record per Soldier for their entire career. The state-of-the-art, Army-designed system will automate pay procedures so that personnel actions will trigger associated pay events across all Army components, and a self-service capability will allow Service members access to their personal information 24 hours a day.

The personnel records will also be available to HR professionals, COCOMs, personnel and pay managers, and other authorized users throughout the Army. The personnel and pay functionality in IPPS-A addresses inefficiencies in the delivery of military personnel and pay services, such as incorrect pay and inaccurate credit of service. The combined personnel and pay functionality in IPPS-A (e.g., a promotion or activation) will automatically compute associated personnel and payroll events, addressing current inefficiencies caused by complex interfaces between multiple systems and leaving fewer opportunities for error.

3.7 Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS)
Alexandria, VA
(703) 325-4445

Project Summary
RCAS supports the ARNG and the United States Army Reserve (USAR) by providing standardized and sustainable automated information solutions that contribute to the increased readiness of the Reserve Component (RC). RCAS is an integrated suite of software products and automated information systems that significantly improve the ability of RC Soldiers and units to accomplish day-to-day unit administration. RCAS is “serving the Soldier…serving the Nation” through the development and sustainment of readiness software products, infrastructure, and hardware solutions.

Description
RCAS provides the Army with the capability to administer, manage, prepare, and mobilize ARNG and USAR forces more effectively. More than 50 percent of the Army’s force structure is in the RC. RCAS provides a standardized, integrated solution that links approximately 10,500 Guard and Reserve units at approximately 4,000 sites located in all 50 states, three territories, the District of Columbia, and Europe.

Products and Services
RCAS provides a full range of services to support its products including: applications training, an Enterprise Service Help Desk, onsite and remote engineering support, hardware procurement, and refresh initiatives.

RCAS training is evolving from an instructor-led, location-dependent style to a dL model, leveraging the benefits of online interactive training modules to quickly bring RCAS users up-to-speed with RCAS software. The dL model encourages a less costly, but highly effective model for ensuring the availability and affordability of training.

The RCAS end user applications fulfill four major functional software capabilities: Mobilization and Readiness, Safety, Personnel, and Force Authorization. In addition, tools for RCAS Administration are integral to the RCAS software suite.

  • Mobilization Planning Data Viewer (MPDV) enables units to execute all Phase 1 through 3 mobilization tasks as required in the FORSCOM RC Unit Commander’s Handbook. The Training and Operational Readiness Tracking (TORT) module provides the capability to manage and report on required pre-deployment training tasks.

  • Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) supports both air and ground accident report preparation (risk management, system defect analysis, and hazard tracking and management).

  • Military Personnel Office Orders (MILPO Orders) automates the generation of personnel orders and other personnel transactions so that associated tasks can be completed quickly and easily.

  • Unit Personnel System/Command Management System (UPS/CMS) makes routine personnel actions easier and faster by displaying personnel data down to the unit level.

  • Retirement Points Accounting Management (RPAM) accounts for and reports on retirement points for Soldiers assigned to the ARNG. Unsatisfactory Participation Letter (U-Letter) tracks unsatisfactory training event participation for the USAR and produces an automated notification letter for the Soldier as required by Army regulation.Integrated Data Viewer – Personnel (IDV-P) is a decision support tool for command leadership at all levels, generating reports for readiness and training, Military Occupational Specialty Qualified (MOSQ), and NCO Efficiency/Officer Efficiency Reports. Permanent Order System (POS) creates, modifies, disseminates, and prints permanent orders for USAR MTOE and TDA units.

  • Force Management (FM) enables users to develop strategic plans for current and future RC forces and display and update force management information.

  • Organizational Authority (OA) manages unit information and produces reports with information based on stationing plans and reconciliation with FM

  • Authorization and Requirements (A&R) compares authorization document data with force management data to produce a set of checklist reports.

  • RCAS Authorization Data for Personnel (RADPer) allows users to manage A&R documents, create management reports, and assign derivatized unit identification codes.

  • Full Time Support (FTS) manages and tracks position and budget data related to full time support positions for the USAR.

Data and Voice Modernization
RCAS provides IT infrastructure design and implementation support to the US Army Reserve Command (USARC) for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) and new Military Construction (MILCON) projects. RCAS is completing a voice and data network solution which will enable the USAR to converge currently separate data and voice networks into an integrated solution.

Distributed Learning
RCAS also supports the acquisition activities for the ARNG’s Distributed Learning Program (DLP). DLP efforts are focused on “bringing training to the Soldier” using mobile systems and on-line capabilities. In support of this Enterprise, RCAS has finalized the configuration and is fielding the next generation Mobile Distance Learning Classroom (MDLC).

The MDLC is designed as a “classroom in a kit” that will provide the same functionality as the current fixed dL classrooms. The MDLC will provide the flexibility to easily transport and installed at ARNG armories and facilities, providing additional training and mobilization support. The MDLC provides updated video conferencing, and introduces newer digital and high definition technologies to the dL classrooms.

  • Production of range, training area and airspace utilization reports

  • Range, training area and airspace scheduling (up to three years in advance)

  • Range control request processing and scheduling conflict resolution

  • Training asset management

  • Automated Firing Range and Training Area Fire Desk Operations

  • Automated warning of safety and environmental conflicts

  • Production of range, training area and airspace utilization reports

  • Range, training area and airspace scheduling (up to three years in advance )

  • Range control request processing and scheduling conflict resolution

  • Training asset management

  • Automated Firing Range and Training Area Fire Desk Operations

  • Automated warning of safety and environmental conflicts

  • Production of range, training area and airspace utilization reports