Defense Readiness Reporting System Software User Manual 4.5.12

DRRS Software User Manual (SUM) 4.5.12

  • 249 pages
  • For Official Use Only
  • February 19, 2010


DoD Directive 7730.65 provided the initial authorization to develop the DRRS application. This directive called for the establishment of a readiness assessment network to calculate the capabilities and preparedness of military units to conduct wartime missions and other contingencies:

“To manage and report the readiness of the Department of Defense and its subordinate
Components to execute the National Military Strategy as assigned by the Secretary of Defense in the Defense Planning Guidance, Contingency Planning Guidance, Theater Security Cooperation Guidance, and the Unified Command Plan”.

The Secretary of Defense directed that DRRS reflect a “transformational” response to significant changes in the strategic environment leading to increasing focus on capabilities-based operations and the rapid tailoring of resources. This transformation provides a unique and timely opportunity to change how the Department measures, assesses, and reports its readiness, and how it uses readiness information in planning and contingency response. Current global operations reinforce the urgent need for a readiness system that can provide accurate, relevant, and timely information to support operational planning as well as offer risk assessments of multiple simultaneous contingencies in the context of the Defense Strategy.

Along the same lines, the services and Joint organizations are changing reporting entities in the Global Status of Resources and Training Systems (GSORTS) to a new Enhanced Status of Resources and Training System (ESORTS) contained in DRRS. ESORTS shifts the basis of readiness assessment and reporting to a Mission Essential Task-based (MET) construct. Consequently, DRRS will be the first readiness system to provide “true” force capability in those terms.

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