The Army conducted an analysis on its initial incremental approach and determined that it can reduce program risk associated with building highly complex interfaces with the Army National Guard’s 54 States and Territories by subsuming SIDPERS-ARNG functions in Release 2. Therefore, Release 2 deployed new capabilities exclusively to the ARNG. These same capabilities will eventually be used by all components in Release 3 and Release 4. IPPS-A capabilities in Release 2 were developed with input from Active Army and Army Reserve subject matter experts. This will ensure that all IPPS-A capabilities will eventually meet the needs of all Army Components.