The United States Military consists of more than 4 million active and reserve men and women, operates at 800 military bases in over 70 countries and has an annual budget of nearly $600B. The requirements to manage this force globally and ensure it is adequately equipped, trained, and ready to implement both our National Security Strategy and National Military Strategy are daunting tasks. For the military planners who must provide the most sound and reasoned advice to military and civilian decision makers who ultimately have the authority to direct the forces to carry out the global strategy, detailed information about these forces must be readily available and current.
The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has doctrinally mandated the integration of Enterprise Force Structure data (Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps forces – capability, readiness, availability and employment) via the Global Force Management – Data Initiative. This effort will provide the Force Providers (Services), the Combatant Commanders (Force Requirements), and the Joint Staff (Force Allocators) with a technology-enabled Decision Support Platform to carry out the National Military Strategy.
The Joint Staff J35S has been tasked with the technology implementation of this capability, called the Joint Force Capability Catalog (JFCC). The Joint Staff J35S has chosen ProModel Corporation to design, develop, and implement the JFCC.
ProModel was chosen as the lead software provider based upon our deep-seeded experience providing Decision Support Tools such as the ARFORGEN Synchronization Toolset (AST), the Lead Materiel Integrator – Decision Support Tool (LMI-DST), and the Naval Synchronization Toolset (NST).
The JFCC is a “sea change” for the Global Force Management community because it is not being developed as a stand-alone platform, but rather as an integrated system with the capability to:
- Aggregate data from more than 60 disparate systems
- Present the data in a user-friendly graphical user interface
- Conduct Course of Action (COA) predictive analysis
The JFCC ultimately provides stakeholders with the ability to do the following:
- Account for forces and capabilities committed to ongoing operations and changing unit availability
- Identify the most appropriate and responsive force for capability to meet Combatant Commander requirements
- Identify risk for the Secretary of Defense associated with sourcing recommendations
- Improve the Department of Defense’s ability to win multiple overlapping conflicts
- Improve the Department of Defense’s responsiveness to unforeseen contingencies
- Provide predictability of the Services’ rotational force requirements
- Identify forces and capabilities that are unsourced or hard to source
ProModel is proud to have been chosen to provide this much needed capability to the Department of Defense.