3.0 Human Capital Management

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3.1 Distributed Learning System (DLS)
Product Director: Mr. Stanley Davis
Newport News, Va.
757-369-2900
https://www.dls.army.mil

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Mission
To acquire, deploy and maintain a worldwide, distributed learning system to ensure our nation’s Soldiers receive critical training for mission success.

Description
DLS provides a worldwide IT infrastructure that innovatively combines hardware, software and telecommunications resources with training facilities and web-based applications to deliver training for Soldiers and Army civilians anytime, anywhere. Deployed Digital Training Campuses (DDTC), a component of DLS, delivers multimedia courseware to Soldiers deployed in operational areas. The DDTC is designed to Army requirements to be expeditionary and self-contained. Each DDTC can be set up in less than two hours, and is equipped with 20 laptop workstations, internet accessibility, video tele-training, VOIP and designated satellite access.

PEO EIS
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne using VTT during one of their Basic Non-Commissioned
Officer Course trainings in Tigris, Iraq.

Products and Services
Soldier readiness necessitates on-demand training. Using state-of-the-art technology, DLS streamlines the 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 anywhere, anytime.

DLS is dedicated to providing a quality training delivery 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 impacts the Army’s ability to meet its training mission. The components that enable DLS to provide “one-stop-shopping” for training information and resources include:
• Digital Training Facilities (DTFs). DTFs provide video tele-training (VTT), computers, faxes, printers and high-speed Internet connections to Soldiers and civilians worldwide
• The Enterprise Management Center provides connectivity and technical support to all DTF users and managers, and houses the Army Learning Management System (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 and provides free access to over 4,800 web-based IT, foreign language, business, leadership and personal development courses
• DDTCs 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.

3.2 Force Management System (FMS)
Project Director: Dr. David Powers
Fort Belvoir, Va.
703-806-1015
http://www.eis.army.mil/index.php/organization/enterprise-management-systems/25-project-director-force-management-system-fms-html

Mission
To provide IT modernization and integration solutions in support of the Army G-3 Force Structure Portfolio mission. Specific focus centers on transformational cloud solutions leveraging virtualization and Global Force Management Data Initiatives (GFMDI) to the DoD and the Army Enterprise.

PEO EIS
FMS successfully deployed virtualized MTOE and TDA applications to users at
Fort Belvoir, Va., Fort Lee, Va., and Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Description
To design, develop and deploy an FMS that will establish accurate, consistent and timely force structure information to the Army force management community. FMS will directly support the Army Force Management Director mission of managing and allocating manpower and force structure information, documenting unit models (requirements and authorizations) over time, and providing organizational/force structure solutions in support of the Army’s transformation towards the future force. FMS is the Army’s system to support the DoD J-8 GFMDI and the Army’s organizational server effort. GFMDI is a DoD methodology that allows units, for the first time, to track forces down to the individual levels.

Products and Services
• Master Force File
• Manpower Budget File
• Consolidated Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE) Updates
• TOE
• Modified TOE (MTOE)
• Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA)
• Structure and Composition
• Logistics Structure and Composition System
• Personnel Structure and Composition System

3.3 Human Resource Solutions (HR Solutions)
Project Director: Mr. Brent Thomas
Fort Knox, Ky.
502-624-4226
https://www.HRSolutions.army.mil

Mission
Provide strategically sourced, enterprise-level acquisition management and support of human resource knowledge-based services for DoD requiring activities.

Description
HR Solutions assists requiring activities developing performance-based acquisition packages and providing full lifecycle contract management and support in four mission areas:
• Management and administrative support
• Personnel services and support
• Recruitment and retention
• Studies and analysis

Through the use of 57 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts, HR Solutions provides timely and high-quality services at a reduced cost to support a wide variety of support services important to senior leaders, Soldiers and their families.

Products and Services
• Counseling
• Employment assistance
• Personnel processing
• Personnel life-cycle support
• Transition support
• Soldier and family well-being/advocacy programs
• Business process reengineering
• Strategic planning
• Policy development and implementation support
•Professional and training curriculum development/instruction
•Workforce analysis and transformation studies
•Soldier and family benefit advisors
•Professional program support
•Strategic communications
•Document evaluation and creation
• Record keeping
•Event coordination
• Project management support

3.4 Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A)
Project Manager: COL Robert McVay
Alexandria, Va.
703-545-2689
www.IPPS-A.army.mil

Mission
To support the Soldier in the core mission of conducting operations; promote and maintain effective military personnel management; and ensure that accurate and timely military personnel data, including delivery of benefits, are available at all levels of management and oversight.

Description
IPPS-A will provide the Army with an integrated, multi-component, personnel and pay system that streamlines Army HR, enhances the efficiency and accuracy of Army personnel and pay procedures, and supports Soldiers and their families. The tool will be web-based, available 24-hours-a-day, and accessible to Soldiers, HR professionals, combatant commanders, personnel and pay managers, and other authorized users throughout the Army.

IPPS-A addresses major deficiencies in the delivery of military personnel and pay services and also provides internal controls and audit procedures that prevent erroneous payments and loss of funds.

PEO EIS
IPPS-A team member reviews the Soldier Record Brief, which will eventually replace the Officer
and Enlisted Record Briefs.

Product and Services
IPPS-A is a web-based HR system that provides a comprehensive personnel and pay record for each Soldier, regardless of component. Currently under development, IPPS-A will alleviate the Army’s reliance on more than 50 legacy systems that do not efficiently share information with one another. IPPS-A will offer Soldiers, leaders and HR professionals a single HR system that triggers Soldier pay actions in response to personnel information changes. Upon completion, IPPS-A is scheduled to be the Army’s authoritative and comprehensive source of personnel and pay information for all Soldiers.

IPPS-A will offer users a variety of benefits, including:
• A comprehensive personnel and pay record for each Soldier, regardless of component
• Integrated personnel and pay capabilities that allow personnel updates (e.g., change in grade) to automatically generate pay adjustments
• A Soldier self-service web portal where each Soldier can view their own record and electronically initiate HR requests (equivalent to DA 4187) for review and approval
• Near real-time 24/7 global web-based access for HR professionals and leaders to conduct business from any CAC–enabled computer
• Multi-component visibility for all Soldiers, regardless of component, in one system that improves ease of cross-component mobilization and demobilization transition
• Reduction in processing time as a result of automated electronic personnel action requests that will identify delays in the approval process and minimize routing time
• One-time data entry, that populates a Soldier’s personnel and pay data everywhere that is required and decreases the number of duplicate records and errors
• A secured database with single sign-on CAC AKO authentication, audit trails, encrypted data, electronic signatures and other measures to safeguard personally identifiable information

3.4.1 Army Human Resource Systems (AHRS)
Product Director: Dr. Leslie S. Sofocleous
Alexandria, Va.
703-545-3113

Mission
To provide the Soldier with state-of-the-art, cost-effective, standardized and interoperable Human Resource (HR) solutions; support strategic and tactical management of Soldiers in a suite of global, networked, interactive, accurate military personnel systems performing Soldier accountability, strength accounting and personnel services; and procure and field automation equipment to support HR operations in the field.

Description
AHRS is a system-of-systems that consists of:
• Deployed Theater Accountability System (DTAS) – a real-time personnel accountability system available in theater and worldwide capable of interfacing with other DoD systems, providing top-of-the-system analytical information by name, Social Security Number/Electronic Data Interchange-Person Identifier, unit, location and day.
• Tactical Personnel System (TPS) – a standalone portable system that creates manifests and jump manifests for tactical units and provides accountability for all Soldiers and civilians in CONUS and OCONUS locations.
• Electronic Military Personnel Office (eMILPO) – a reliable, timely and efficient mechanism that performs personnel actions and strengthens accounting with multi-component unit functionality.

Products and Services
AHRS is a system-of-systems providing the tools to locate, manage and serve the Soldier – anywhere in the world. DTAS, an enterprise-wide 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. AHRS extended the tracking capabilities, enabling the system to track family members and dependents. DTAS tracks all required personnel, including Soldiers, civilians, dependents, contractors and relief personnel.
• 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.
• 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. TPS facilitates the mass scanning of CAC to created location manifest list.
• The 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. The eMILPO system provides information to more than 40 other Army and DoD systems including DTAS, the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, the Integrated Total Army Personnel Database, the Total Officer Personnel Management Information System, and the Enlisted Distribution and Assignment System. eMILPO’s My Enlisted Record Brief module allows every active enlisted Soldier to view his or her record online from anywhere in the world. It’s reporting and analysis tools allow commanders and staff at all levels to determine unit personnel readiness, operations tempo and current unit status. The eMILPO system provides auxiliary data to DTAS.

Installation Management Systems-Army (IMS-A)

Mission
IMS-A supports the Army’s mission, strategic goals, and objectives through automation to enhance selected business process associated with managing and operating major Army installations, camps, posts, and stations worldwide. The IMS-A solution to installation management employs four discrete modules to assist commanders to train, equip, deploy, sustain, and transition Soldiers.

Description
IMS-A provides automated standard business applications to assist installation commanders manage critical business functions at Army Installations to better support sustaining base operations and deploys to meet the needs of Soldiers. IMS-A consists of the Installation Support Modules (ISM) system and Range Facility Management Support System (RFMSS).

Product and Services
• Personnel Locator (PERSLOC)—allows authorized users to locate addresses and phone numbers for military and civilian personnel, and print mail labels
• In-Processing/Out-Processing (IN/OUTPROC)—enables authorized users to schedule in- and out-processing appointments, and to produce personnel in-processing and out-processing forms
• Transition Processing (TRANSPROC)—assists members of the Transition Processing Center in transitioning Soldiers out of the Army, including automated printing of DD Form 214, DD Form 215 and DD Form 214 Worksheets and creating and updating separation orders
• Central Issue Facility (CIF)—automates the receipt, storage, issue, exchange and return of authorized Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE) at Army installations

The RFMSS application provides a standard, integrated system that enables installation commanders to efficiently provide training support for units and schools to manage valuable training lands and ranges in CONUS and OCONUS, U.S. Army, Army National Guard (ARNG), U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), and U.S. Navy (USN) installations /bases. RFMSS supports all major range management processes including:
• Range and training area scheduling
• Unit and range control approval process
• Live training asset allocation
• Integrated training area management
• Automation of range fire desk operations
• Resolution of safety and environmental conflicts

3.5 Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4)
Product Manager: LTC Danny Morton
Fort Detrick, Md.
301-619-7858
http://www.mc4.army.mil/

Mission
To integrate, field and provide technical support for a comprehensive medical information system, enabling lifelong electronic medical records, streamlined medical logistics and enhanced situational awareness for Army operational forces. MC4’s vision is to be the Army’s premier enabler of improved tactical health care and better decision-making through the power of IT.

Description
MC4 provides the Army’s solution to the presidential and congressional objectives set forth in 1997 by Title 10, section 1074f, which calls for a medical tracking system for all deployed service members.

MC4 is a ruggedized system-of-systems containing medical software packages fielded to operational medical forces worldwide. Comprised of joint software, commercial and government-off-the-shelf products, MC4 provides the tools necessary to digitally record and transfer critical medical data from the foxhole to medical treatment facilities worldwide.

Product and Services
Deployable medical forces use the MC4 system to gain quick, accurate access to patient histories, forward casualty resuscitation information, and deliver health care services remotely through MC4 telehealth capabilities. The system also provides units with automated tools facilitating patient and item tracking, blood management, medical reporting and medical logistical support. Combatant commanders use the MC4 system to access medical surveillance information, resulting in enhanced medical situational awareness.

MC4 integrates and supports the Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP) – Joint software

Suite provided through the Defense Health Information Management System, which includes: • Electronic Outpatient Medical Record: Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application – Theater (AHLTA-T), AHLTA-Mobile • Electronic Inpatient Documentation: TMIP Composite Health Care System Caché (TC2) • Laboratory, Radiology and Pharmacy: TC2 • Retrieval of Previous Records: Theater Medical Data Store (TMDS), AHLTA Warrior • Blood Inventory Management: TMDS • Trauma Performance Improvement Database: Joint Theater Trauma Registry • Patient Tracking: Transportation Command Regulating and Command and Control Evacuation System (TRAC2ES) • Medical Logistics: Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) Customer Assistance Module (DCAM), Patient Movement Item Tracking System (PMITS), DMLSS • Medical References: Micromedex®, Medical Diagnosis for Improved Care (MEDIC) • Medical Surveillance and Medical Situation Reports: Medical Situational Awareness in the Theater (MSAT)/Joint Medical Workstation (JMeWS)

MC4 also provides customer services, including field packaging and technical support. Most importantly, MC4 is helping deployed service members. By equipping deployed medical units with automated resources, MC4 helps ensure service members have a secure, accessible, lifelong electronic medical record, which results in better informed health care providers and easier access to VA medical benefits.

3.6 Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS)
Project Director: Mr. Ralph Ocasio
Alexandria, Va.
703-325-4424
https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/207093

Mission
RCAS provides integrated web-based software solutions and support services to administer, manage, prepare and mobilize approximately 550,000 Army National Guard(ARNG) and U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Soldiers, serving in units located at nearly 4,000 sites in all 50 states, three U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and Europe.

Description
To sustain and modernize the automated information systems that enhance the ARNG and the USAR ability to achieve and maintain critical automation interoperability and to accomplish unit mobilization planning, training and day-to-day operations, communications and administration.

Products and Services
The RCAS suite of software consists of 14 applications within four major functional areas:
• Mobilization: The Mobilization Planning Data Viewer (MPDV) application provides a seamless interface with multiple information systems, and creates and organizes the data required to support operational planning. MPDV enables units to execute all of Phase 1 through Phase 3 mobilization tasks required in the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Reserve Component Unit Commander’s handbook. The application automates the individual and unit sourcing process for the ARNG by utilizing the Deployment Manning Document (DMD) module, and the USAR, utilizing the Battle Roster module. Additionally the Training and Operational Readiness Tracking (TORT) module provides the capability to manage and report on required pre-deployment training tasks, and is linked to the Army Digital Training Management System (DTMS). Use of the application is required by both the ARNG G3 and USARC G33 in accordance with Army and FORSCOM directives.
• Safety: The Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) applications serve the Soldier by providing organizational Safety Managers and Unit Commanders with the ability to design and implement effective strategies for reducing accidents as well as their related costs. SOH supports air and ground accident report preparation, risk management, system defect analysis, hazard tracking and occupational health management.
• Personnel: The suite of personnel applications provides automated solutions for managing personnel action requests and orders, including promotion, reductions, reassignments, transfers, leave, proficiency pay and equivalent training, as well as other personnel transactions so that associated tasks can be completed quickly and easily. Application capability includes automating the collection and accounting of individual Soldier retirement points, and generation of all of the required reports.
• Force Authorization: The suite of Force Authorization applications assists the ARNG and the USAR in their complex tasks of managing forces, while strategically planning for the future. This suite of seven applications provides data from multiple Army external authoritative sources to assist in managing their respective component force structures, authorizations, and organizational authority.

ARNG/USAR Infrastructure Modernization and Integration
The RCAS Project Directorate maintains the capability to provide IT product refresh and integration services for the ARNG and the USAR. This includes the acquisition of equipment, hardware, and software deemed necessary to meet or exceed current and/or emerging operational and technical requirements, as well as approved military construction projects. Product refresh shall incorporate methods for economically delivering commercially available products, provides infrastructure design and implementation support for special Army approved projects as directed.

ARNG Distributed Learning Program (DLP)
RCAS directly supports the ARNG G3 Training Division with the sustainment and installation of DLP software and hardware that is in compliance with all relevant departmental instructions and security controls, while advising the DLP staff on the implementation of new technologies to better support the training mission. The RCAS Project Directorate provides the security accreditation documentation and test data for DLP classroom hardware and software. The ARNG currently maintains 335 classrooms in all 50 states, 3 U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

RCAS Enterprise Services
RCAS offers a full range of enterprise services and solutions, including video teleconference and on-site training options, engineering support and service desks.

The enterprise services desk provides end users and system administrators with technical solutions and is linked with ARNG and USAR help desks to ensure that users are guided to the best possible solutions for their respective situation. Sustaining engineers assist in software and hardware troubleshooting.

The training team provides both on-site and remote training utilizing the Army and the ARNG Distributed Learning Program classrooms.

The strategic communications and outreach staff coordinate directly with respective component organizations to disseminate information and foster relationships with the Conduct of Command Leadership Workshops, support to functional conferences and workshops, software product demonstrations, and quarterly newsletters and website updates.

 

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