We have taken some rather dramatic [budget] hits in what we call the generating force &hellip We need to bring the generating force back in balance.
-Joseph W. Westphal, the 30th under secretary of the Army and the service's chief management officer, emphasizing the significant increase in the size of the force to meet the demands of combat operations.
Under Secretary Westphal reflects on today's Army
We have to make sure the Soldiers are well protected. There's a security system in place, and it meets the needs of the extra traffic, both vehicular and foot, across the camps. The movement has been an aggressive mission, one with very tight time lines and challenges across the board. This has been a very exciting, very challenging and very rewarding time so far.
- Lt. Col. Martin Snider, commander, Base Support Battalion North, speaks of the monumental movement of USF-I to Kuwait as part of the Iraq Drawdown
Third Army works hard to meet presidential direction
2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War
150 Years: The Battle of Gettysburg: The American Civil War
Anti Terrorism Awareness Month
Aug. 22-24: Land/War/Net Conference
Aug. 26: Women's Equality Day (Related website: Women in the U.S. Army)
Suicide Prevention Month
National Preparedness Month
Sept 15- Oct 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept 16: POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sept. 25: U.S. Army Gold Star Mothers website
The 360-Degree Logistics Readiness Dashboard
What is it?
360° Logistics Readiness is an HQDA G-4 initiative to provide visibility of assets and key logistics processes that impact materiel readiness across the Army enterprise. Supporting Business Intelligence (BI) tools and reports were generated for each indicator area to enable user friendly access and analysis of information found in the Logistics Information Warehouse (LIW,) the Army's authoritative logistics data repository.
What has been done?
360° Logistics Readiness provides dashboards for supply Classes VII Major Items and IX Repair Parts. Ten interactive BI reports have been deployed to the LIW and are available Army wide to support visibility and performance management for the following areas:
&bull Class VII Enterprise Inventory Visibility--Quantity on hand and ownership information for Army major items across the enterprise (wholesale, retail, in-transit)
&bull Class VII Unit Receipt Tracking -- Assess timeliness of major item issue/fielding processes from wholesale organizations to ensure accountability is maintained
&bull Class VII Retrograde -- Visibility of items in Retrograde pipeline and assessment of the timeliness of shipments returning from Theaters
&bull Class VII Unit Materiel Readiness -- Assess the serviceability of Army SORTs fleets
&bull Class VII Sustainment Base Production -- Assess planned production versus actual for major item depot programs
&bull Class VII Army Equipment Loss -- Visibility of Army Equipment losses and timeliness of disposition instructions
&bull Class IX Enterprise Inventory Visibility -- Quantity on hand and ownership information for Army repair parts and components across the enterprise
&bull Class IX Non Mission Capable Supply -- Visibility and analysis of repair parts dead-lining major items
&bull Class IX Readiness Supply Performance -- Assess how the supply chain is performing for critical repair parts impacting system readiness
&bull Class IX Secondary Item Production -- Assess planned production versus actual for Class IX reparable programs.
Why is this important to the Army?
It provides point and click analysis of data to support the operational/tactical logistician's business information needs.
What continued effort does the Army have planned for the future?
To get started, users must first establish an account with LOGSA by going to the following website: Logistics Information Warehouse and follow the instructions for gaining access.
Multimedia training videos are also available, and can be distributed via CD or streamed over a web link by contacting the Logistics Innovation Agency.
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