DVIDS – News – AFRC partners with Kessel Run to launch SUPRA project
BOSTON (April 22, 2021) – The Air Force Reserve and Kessel Run recently launched a new software development program called Project SUPRA (Super UTAPS Product Replacement with AROWS). The SUPRA project aims to simplify and update the UTAPS (Unit Training Assembly Personnel System) and ARROWS-R (Air Reserve Order Writing System – Reserve) user interface of the Air Reserve. Air Force.
UTAPS and AROWS-R are the primary systems by which Citizen Airmen schedule periods of Idle Service Training (IDT) and Annual Tour (AT). This system is also used for customs duty certification and drives the process by which members are paid for their duty through the DFAS myPay system. This user interface redesign effort is the first of future initiatives that fall under the Air Force Reserve Travel Compensation Reform Initiative to assess and improve the travel compensation process from start to finish. .
As part of this effort, the Air Force Reserve leadership has solicited feedback from Citizen Airmen on how to improve the current travel compensation system, which sometimes results in significant delays in travel and reimbursement. reservists.
“The AFRC is leading this initiative by raising the critical importance of these mission support platforms upon which our Citizen Airmen depend,” said Col. Gregory “GM” Kuzma, Project Manager for the Reform Initiative. compensation for travel from the Air Force Reserve, which led the project. since August 2020. “I look forward to working with the exceptional team of AFRC A1, A6, FM, HQ RIO, as well as the Technology Services Organization and Kessel Run to work towards a common goal of facilitating the travel payment process. . “
Col. Kuzma went on to say, “AFRC’s partnership with Kessel Run will help accelerate change and positively impact the resilience of our Citizen Airmen. The objective of this phase is to develop a completely new interface, independent of the browser and compatible with mobile devices. Citizen Airmen will be able to plan, approve and get paid for their duties through their smartphones. “
Kessel Run has a proven track record in improving efficiency, reducing costs and modernizing the way the Air Force operates through its agile software development. Kessel Run will now use his talents to modernize the Air Force Reserve’s compensation system.
“As a reservist who has personally experienced the pain of being dependent on outdated systems; I’m proud that Kessel Run is able to help streamline and modernize the way we pay our Airmen, ”said Col. Brian Beachkofski, Commander of Detachment 12 of the Army Lifecycle Management Center. air (also known as Kessel Run). “This is another example of how Kessel Run is helping us move into the future.”
For more information, please contact Lt Col Alexis Presti-Simpson, Kessel Run at [email protected]
|Date posted:||04/30/2021 1:52 p.m.|
|Location:||BOSTON, MA, United States|
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