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The list: 80 items the Navy says 'require action'

Sep. 19, 2013 - 12:36PM   |  
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The Navy’s Reduce Administrative Distractions task force has targeted 80 items as “lines of effort that require action” and broken them into six categories:

Maintenance and material management

Consolidate work centers to reduce administrative overhead.

Reduce excessive printing requirements.

Simplify Maintenance Index Page management.

Rewrite MRCs (maintenance requirement cards) to be less complex.

Highlight MRC updates.

Eliminate line outs within MRCs with force revisions.

Eliminate type command/immediate superior in command/local local versions of the Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual.

Streamline MRC hazardous-materials requirements.

Provide greater spot-check emphasis.

Utilize tablet devices to document maintenance and perform training.

Integrate additional Web-based tools.

Initiative Defense Connect Online distance learning to improve maintenance training program

Overhaul the entire 3M program.

General military training

Allow pretest of GMT to validate.

Authorize command-delivered GMT to be delegated to division level.

Improve accountability for training delivered; return focus to training effectiveness versus training completion.

Reduce computer-based training; perceived as “gundecking by clicking.”

Properly align training; most statistics on Navy topics trained are not improving.

Incorporate GMT as part of divisional quarters (five minutes daily).

Direct that all GMT be “pull” vice “push” training. Allow commanding officers to decide which GMT will be offered when, if at all.

Review periodicity and quality of training topics each year.

Promote more “shipmates taking care of shipmates” and personal responsibility.

Measure CO command fitness against the well-being of their subordinates.

Have program managers of Sailor Resiliency Training identify metrics to assist COs in determination of what is relevant training.

Recommend face-to-face training for only those in the Navy less than two or three years.

Direct Navy Personnel Command to modify evaluation/fitness report programs to include specific, measurable metrics reflecting subordinate well-being.

Train sailors on what to do, rather than what not to do.

Eliminate tracking and reporting of nonmandatory training.

Eliminate multiple reporting requirements.

Anti-terrorism/force protection

Eliminate OPNAV 5512/2 (Authorization to Carry Firearms) form requirement.

Reduce “between the lifeline training” requirements.

Eliminate OC spray (oleoresin capsicum spray, also known as pepper spray) sustainment requirements.

Authorize weapons qualifications to be transferable between commands.

Front-end Security Reaction Force-Basic training for recruits.

Reduce security training burden associated with leave outside the continental U.S.

Reduce gun-qualification and schools requirements for surface ships.

Reorganize, reduce or remove the burden of nonlethal weapons and ATFP qualifications.

Streamline the VBSS (visit, board, search and seizure) program.

Reduce ATFP administrative procedures (port security, qualifications and forms).

Eliminate Isolated Personnel Report (DD 1833) for low-risk personnel.

Create temporary additional duty security billets on surface ships.

Use radio-frequency identification (better known as RFID) to track unopened ammunition with functionality in the Retail Ordnance Logistic Management System, or ROLMS.

Minimize online SERE (survival, evasion, resistance and escape) training, as it is unrealistic.

Reduce contact sentries and increase roving patrols.

Allow scheduling of all Navy firing ranges via a Web-based system (Range Facility Management Support System, or RFMSS).

Common access card

Create CAC swipe function at Navy medical clinics for pharmacies, etc.

Create a Web-based, CAC-enabled Navy Reserve drill management system.

Simplify the SAAR (system authorization access request) form process by having a listing of all databases.

Improve CAC reader home access and support.

Enhance OWA (Outlook Web Access) and allow unclassified email access via smartphones (using quick-response, or QR codes, for example).

Use fingerprint scans when issuing new CACs.

Allow CAC use to enable all Navy websites to remove username and password access.

Install upgraded Internet Explorer or an alternate browser.

Create an integrated password manager with CAC.

Streamline Navy websites to be accessed through a single portal via CAC.

Link training completion to CAC.

Utilize CAC in lieu of special building entry ID cards.

Standardize all Navy websites to utilize the same digital certificate.

Create Web-based templates of all DoD/Navy forms with CAC digital signature capability for electronic routing.

Allocate sailors to access to cloud-based storage from any computer.

Replace NAVFIT98A software with a Web-based, CAC-enabled system, such as NPARS (Navy Performance Appraisal and Reporting Solution).


Post all Navy instructions for easy access.

Post Navy-wide advancement results.

Establish for award routing.

Create global phone/email directory for all Navy commands.

Create frequently-asked-question wikis for new sailors.

Create health-readiness/deployment IT tracking system.

Create all PQS (personnel qualification standards) references and advancement bibliographies.

Use Intelink sharepoint for routing all Navy correspondence.

Utilize for message traffic dissemination.

Incorporate for overseas housing information.

Create a reserve-component electronic timesheet.

'All other'

Eliminate Navy base vehicle registration requirement given termination of DoD vehicle decal.

Eliminate Navy designation letter requirement given command collateral duty list.

Eliminate “use it or lose it” command budgets.

Simplify uniform requirements via Task Force Uniform.

Increase Microsoft Outlook email storage.

Authorize electronic records in lieu of printed documents for Navy inspections.

Revise CPO 365 to reduce administrative burden.

Adopt one unclassified email address ( to alleviate multiple email system logins.

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