DECEMBER 2017 UPDATES TO DEFENSE READINESS REPORTING SYSTEM-MARINE CORPS
Date Signed: 12/22/2017
MARADMINS Number: 700/17
R 221648Z DEC 17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC PPO//
SUBJ/DECEMBER 2017 UPDATES TO DEFENSE READINESS REPORTING SYSTEM-MARINE CORPS//
REF/A/MCO 3000.13A/MARINE CORPS READINESS REPORTING/18JULY2017//
REF/B/CJCSI 3401.02B/FORCE READINESS REPORTING/31MAY2011//
NARR/ REF A PROMULGATES POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING READINESS OF MARINE CORPS ORGANIZATIONS. REF B ESTABLISHES POLICY, PROCEDURES, AND CRITERIA FOR THE REPORTING OF AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION TO THE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RELATED TO THE READINESS OF MILITARY FORCES.//
POC/E. R. QUEHL/COL/POR/(703)571-1064//
POC/J. T. ENOCH/POR/(703)571-1063//
POC/M. B HARMON/MAJ/POR/(703)571-1032//
POC/B. A. HULL/POR/(703)571-1031//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN summarizes updates to Defense Readiness Reporting System-Marine Corps (DRRS-MC) from 21 December 2017. DRRS-MC and its capabilities will continue to evolve to support complete, accurate, and timely readiness reporting.
2. DRRS-MC will be updated to include the following:
3. Unit of employment reporting.
3.A. Unit of employment reporting now requires units to provide the manning, training, equipment, and deployed status of subordinate units with a unit identification code (UIC). For example, infantry battalions are required to provide readiness information on subordinate rifle, weapons, and H&S companies on the subordinate unit page of the report.
3.B. The Subordinate Unit Page was moved to the Resources Tab to highlight its importance in readiness reports. The information entered on the Subordinate Unit Page is now present on the Core Structure Page, which provides a graphical display of Marine Corps readiness from the MARFOR level down to individual companies and batteries. The Core Structure Page is open to all users with a DRRS-MC account under the Tools Tab. Improvements in the upcoming months will allow its printing and export to other programs (e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint).
3.C. Action by reporting units: Designated units are required to update the Subordinate Unit Page for their reports to validate.
4. Cryptographic Log on (CLO) Exemption.
4.A. As of 21 December, Marines requesting system access and all active accounts must log on using a SIPR token only. Previously users were allowed to log on using either a password or SIPR token. A CLO exemption log on can be provided by the Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) Readiness Branch (POR) for users who are unable to obtain a SIPR token (e.g. forward deployed in an expeditionary environment). CLO exemptions require POR to maintain a CLO exemption form, with a projected resolution window of 90 days. These exemptions will be provided on a case by case basis, for deployed units or extremis situations; exemptions will not be provided as an opportunity to further delay obtaining a SIPR token.
4.B. Action by reporting units: All users with an active account must associate their SIPR token to log on to DRRS-MC starting on 21 December. For users with a SIPR token currently logging onto the system with a password, the updated log on requirement is an easy, one-step process. To associate a SIPR token to a DRRS-MC account, simply select the “Associate SIPR Token” button on the log on page of DRRS-MC, provide your SIPR token PIN, and the system will update your account. For users who do not have a SIPR token and do not have a reasonable means to obtain one, they must complete the CLO exemption form and send it to HQMC. The standard CLO exemption will allow approved users to log on with a password for 90 days while they obtain a functional SIPR token. For detailed instruction on obtaining a CLO exemption, users need to contact the DRRS-MC help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org. A trouble ticket and number will be provided to affected users.
5. Fully Mission Capable (FMC) aircraft (A/C) reporting.
5.A. An additional column was added to equipment page for aviation flying squadrons to list A/C that are FMC.
5.B. Action by reporting units: This update will only populate on flying squadrons’ reports. These squadrons will enter the number of FMC A/C available at the time the DRRS-MC report is submitted on the equipment page of the report.
6. Critical Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) captured in DRRS-MC will be improved by pulling MOS structure data on the number of Marines in those MOSs the unit should have, from both the primary and assigned MOS columns of a unit’s TO/E.
7. DRRS-MC will update on Thursday, 21 December from 1800 Eastern Standard Time (EST) to approximately 1900 EST. Users should ensure that all in-progress reports are completed by 1700 EST on 21 December to avoid losing an in progress report.
8. Way Ahead. The December updates to DRRS-MC are part of the larger, enduring effort to improve the reliability and utility of USMC readiness data. PPO POR, MARFOR, and MEF readiness offices are prepared and capable of providing additional support. Commanders and units are encouraged to provide additional recommendations to strengthen service policy and improve the accuracy and reliability of readiness reporting.
9. Release authorized by Brigadier General James S. O’Meara, Assistant Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies, and Operations.//