On 1 October, 2010, the Defense Readiness Reporting System – Navy (DRRS-N) replaced the Status of Resources and Training System Joint Report – Navy (SORTSREPNV) as our Navy’s official readiness reporting system. DRRS-N takes in a much more inclusive data set to give our Navy and our leaders a broader and deeper look at our Navy’s readiness.
Our staffs at Fleet Forces and the TYCOMs have worked very hard to make the transition as seamless as possible, and I think they have indeed done an excellent job of getting us here. But, as with the fielding of any new system, turning it on is only half the fight…there is still much to do as we draw from the lessons we’re learning in the Fleet.
To that end, it is absolutely imperative that we (in the Fleet) put in the effort necessary to understand DRRS-N and develop the right reporting habits from the beginning.
COs, I need you and your Sailors taking this one head on. There are a lot of changes with this system and that means that you have a lot to learn and understand. If you are not already there, then I need you acutely focused on this new reporting process. The importance of timely, accurate and complete data cannot be understated.
As we proceed with the implementation, we will undoubtedly encounter issues and find things that need to be fixed, which is why the feedback loop is absolutely critical. If a business rule doesn’t make sense or you think the system is not accurately reporting what you see on your ship, then I don’t want you to simply accept it as “ok”…because it’s not. I need you feeding those issues back through your chain of command so we can get the right people working on them. The smallest error can greatly distort the view that we have of your ship or unit’s combat readiness, so this is not something we can take lightly. You know what the standards are – hold to them and do the right thing.
DRRS-N is here and it’s going to be here for a long time. The responsibility is ours to put in the effort to learn the system and develop the right reporting habits from the beginning.
All the best, JCHjr