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Metric Description. The Military HRS Plan includes contains 40 tasks and establishes the legislative and policy priorities for the next several years. Of the 40 tasks, 16 are to be completed using in-house resources and 24 by contractor support. Examples of tasks are as follows:

* Access enlisted personnel in the right skill, with the right education and aptitude, and meet accession targets

* Ensure the force is manned with the right number of officers with appropriate skills, and meet accession targetsPublish and inform members of non-monetary incentives; review lateral entry for applicability to Military ServicesStudy sabbatical programs for Service members

* Conduct a demonstration study on an "up-and-stay" personnel program.

This metric will track the number of tasks completed compared to the 40 tasks in the overall plan Following the completion of all of the tasks, measures of effectiveness will be developed, and new metrics will be developed and be task dependent.

V&V Method. Task completion is tracked monthly during progress updates with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy. As the number of task completions is reported, the overall task matrix will be documented and will serve as verification and as an official record for completed tasks.

Performance Results for FY2002. Targets established for FY2002 were limited because the plan was developed late in the year. As a result, funding for research and studies was inadequate to begin most of the projects or projects were funded near the end of the fiscal year. Only one inhouse task was completed in FY2002. The other task expected to be completed was extended by the contractor and is expected to be completed in early FY2003. Most of the 16 in-house tasks are programmed to be completed in FY2003. Although some of the remaining contractor studies may be completed in FY2004 , most will not be completed until FY2005.

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Metric Description. The Joint Quarterly Readiness Review (JQRR) provides a current, macrolevel assessment of the military's readiness to execute the national defense strategy as determined by the combatant commands, Services, and combat support agencies (CSAs). The JQRR process includes an assessment of near-term operational risk that provides insights into broader risk.

The process identifies specific deficiencies that impact the ability of the combatant commander, Service, or CSA to execute or support current operations or specific operational or contingency plans. The deficiencies are based on approved strategic documents or requirements. Currently, there are no known models to assess operational risk. JQRR uses staff analysis to assess the impact of deficiencies on operational risk.

V&V Method. FY2003 goals are to improve readiness and risk assessments by implementing the following procedures:

* Transition combatant commanders to report the impact of readiness deficiencies against their joint mission essential tasks (JMETs). Achievement of this goal provides mission significance to identified deficiencies. This allows determination of the strategic context of the deficiencies (deficiency has national, theater, or operational impact).

• A minimally effective program is defined as a targeted number of functional and geographic combatant commanders (three or four) reporting against JMETs in a specific assessment.

• Success is defined as all combatant commanders reporting against JMETs by the end of the fiscal year.

♦ Incorporate regional and functional risk assessments for current operations and projected operations over the next 12 months against a selected potential conflict in one of the four critical regions as specified in the national defense strategy. Attainment of this goal will provide greater understanding of broader risk.

• A minimally effective program is defined as targeted functional and geographic combatant commanders (three or four) reporting the impact of aggregated deficiencies on achieving their strategic end states by April 2003. CSAs (one to four) whose support has significant readiness implications in a specific scenario would report the impact of aggregated deficiencies on strategic end states.

• Success is defined as all combatant commanders and all CSAs reporting the impact of aggregated deficiencies on achieving their strategic end states by April 2003.

FY2004 goals include improving readiness and risk assessments by transitioning the CSAs to report against JMETs.

♦ CSAs are currently tasked to develop JMETs that describe their ability to support operating forces in the event of war or threat to national security in FY2003.

♦ When CSA JMETs are finalized, CSAs will transition to assessing the impact of deficiencies on their JMETs in the JQRR.

• A minimally effective program is defined as a targeted number of CSAs (three or four) reporting against JMETs in a specific assessment.

• Success is defined as all CSAs reporting against JMETs by the end of the fiscal year.

Performance Results for FY2002. FY2002 goals included revamping the process to place readiness concerns in strategic context and to include, in risk assessments, the perspectives of combatant commanders and CSAs. FY2002 goals were achieved with the October 16, 2002 release of a new chairman's instruction that implements the desired changes.


Metric Description. The Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) provided his guidance to U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) for Joint Experimentation on 26 November 2002. Within the guidance, the Chairman requested the development of the FY20O3-FY20O9 Joint Experimentation Campaign Plan (JE CPLAN) with an integrated and comprehensive draft to be provided by January 2003 for his review. In addition, the following guidance was provided to JFCOM:

♦ Develop a JE CPLAN that looks inside and outside DoD for concepts and capabilities for refinement and recommendation to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC).

♦ Articulate resources, timelines, deliverables, and measurements of effectiveness that fully describe concepts' expected contributions to the capabilities of the Joint Force.

♦ Incorporate a decentralized process to explore and advance emerging joint operational concepts, proposed operational architectures, experimentation, and exercise activities currently being conducted.

♦ Identify opportunities for conducting smaller scale experiments that support transformation strategies and include concept development and experimentation activities that incorporate interagency and multinational participation.

♦ Develop the standing joint force headquarters prototype, which remains the highest priority. The JROC has been tasked to provide USJFCOM with an approved operational concept for joint force command and control.

♦ Include for approval the concepts and capabilities for improvements in joint operations and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) in urban terrain and jungle environments, and consider joint operations in mountainous or heavily forested environments. Apply special emphasis to the concepts in limited objective experiments and other events in FY2004 and FY2005.

♦ Include concepts to provide warfighters at all levels improved real-time battle space awareness, correlation and dissemination of mission-specific information, and more closely integrated ISR efforts and products.

♦ Capitalize on service concepts and capabilities that enable forward- and CONUS-based joint forces to deploy, employ, sustain, and redeploy in austere regions and anti-access and area-denial environments.

♦ Incorporate the advanced conventional strategic weapons and defenses of the New Triad into warfighting concepts and procedures.

♦ Promote and develop regional component commander-sponsored joint and multinational experimentation and capability-based modeling and simulation partnerships.

♦ Ensure continued development of the concepts and ideas demonstrated during and emerging from Millennium Challenge '02.

♦ Provide to the JROC by 1 March 2003 decision briefings that include details of Service participation, resources, deliverables, Millennium Challenge '02 (MC 02) data and measurements of effectiveness that fully describe the expected contributions of the following concepts, insights, and ideas demonstrated during MC 02:

• Effects-based operations

• Operational net assessment

• Collaborative information environment

• Rapid decisive operations

• Joint interagency coordination group

• Information sharing (coalition)

• Force projection

• Joint fires initiative

• Joint tactical actions

• Information operations

• Joint urban operations

In addition, the Chairman recommended a change for the conversion of the development of the JE CPLAN to a biennial requirement:

♦ Chairman's biennial JE guidance will begin to be promulgated in June 2003 and not later than June every odd-numbered year thereafter.

♦ The JE CPLAN will transition to a biennial requirement wherein the next plan will be prepared for FY2004-FY20I1, with the final draft submitted for approval not later than 1 October 2003. Subsequent draft documents will be forwarded by 1 October every oddnumbered year thereafter.

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