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Joint discrepancy reporting system (JDRS) being developed.

In August 2006, the Joint Aeronautical Logistics Commanders (JALC) sponsored the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) to develop a Joint Deficiency Reporting System (JDRS), based on NAVAIR's NAMDRP program.

JDRS provides a common, seamless solution to report, track and resolve technical deficiencies that the fleet identify across the Aeronautical Enterprise. JDRS is a cross-service, web-enabled, automated tracking system designed to initiate, process and track deficiency reports from the fleet through the full investigation process.

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NAVAIR's NAMDRP/JDRS development team consists of senior programmers, functional requirement experts, application testers, and various program-support personnel at NAS Patuxent River, Md.

Working alongside the JDRS development team are support teams from the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and DCMA.

Currently, NAMDRP serves more than 9,400 users, averaging 225 transactions per day and 4.5 million hits per year. With the addition of Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, DCMA, and other agencies, JDRS will support more than 20,000 users processing 50,000-plus deficiency reports annually, making it one of the most robust joint-service web applications ever developed.

The benefits of JDRS are significant, and they include:

* Improved quality of material and readiness

* Enhanced visibility of deficiency reports across all services

* Increased visibility of critical safety items throughout the aeronautical enterprise

* Reduced total ownership cost and cycle time

* Partnered efforts between government and industry

* Improved exhibit inventory management and management metrics

* Automated routing of deficiency reports and ease of use

The various JDRS deficiency reports includes: product quality deficiency reports (PQDRs); engineering investigations (EIs); material deficiency reports(MDRs); acceptance inspection deficiency reports (AIDRs); and hazardous material reports (HMRs). Technical publication deficiency reports (TPDRs) will be added in the near future.

JDRS is scheduled to launch in spring 2008.

Mr. Hobrath works for NAWCAD, Code 7.2.2, NAMDRP/JDRS Program Office, NAS Patuxent River, Md.
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