The Army is betting that a commitment to data may prove essential to diversifying and strengthening the workforce.
“We’re really focused on data in the Army right now. So one of our key points to all components and to commanders and units is you really have to focus on the correctness of your HR data,” Col. Gregory Johnson, the division chief of IPPS-A’s functional management division, told FCW during the Association for the U.S. Army’s virtual annual conference Oct. 13.
“We live and die by data in this program. The better the data is, the easier this test is gonna be and the easier the rollout is gonna be in December 2021.”
The Army released an updated Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army (IPPS-A), the service’s online human resources system, in March to about 300,000 users. The legacy system has been revamped to an app-friendly capability that allows soldiers and commanders to track promotions, mobilizations, reduce paperwork and functionally replace multiple legacy systems that were used throughout the Army.