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 DOT&E Director, Operational Test & Evaluation  
FY98 Annual Report
FY98 Annual Report


DFAS ACAT IAM Program: Prime Contractor
Total Number of Systems:20N/A - Software Developed by DFAS
Total Program Cost (TY$):$184MFinancial Systems Organization.
Average Unit Cost (TY$):$9MAgency Certified Y2K Compliant
Full-rate production:FY91No - (Application Software Y2K Compliant), Expected 2QFY99


The Defense Joint Military Pay System (DJMS) facilitates the standardization of military pay policies and procedures among the Services. DJMS provides consistent service to its customer base and supports the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD(P&R)) to consolidate pay and personnel management. DJMS supports Joint Vision 2010 by providing seamless integration of Service pay capabilities. Further, it supports information superiority by increasing access to information.

The fielded DJMS consists of client/server terminals and local area networks that provide input to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) central sites. DJMS software has been and continues to be developed within DFAS through the Financial Systems Organization.

DJMS data is sensitive but unclassified. DJMS is being developed to prevent unauthorized access, modification, destruction, and disclosure of information to unauthorized users. DJMS will apply controlled access protection of Class C2, as set forth in DoD Standard 5200.28.


DFAS operates military pay functions at central sites in Indianapolis, Cleveland, Denver, and Kansas City for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, respectively. The DFAS is in the final phase of consolidating the Army, Navy, and Air Force military pay management functions within DJMS. Marine Corps' Active and Reserve military pay accounts are handled in the standalone Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS), implemented in December 1994. The Marine Corps' pay accounts will not be folded into DJMS because MCTFS already features a combined pay and personnel system. The consolidation will allow DJMS and MCTFS to be more responsive and flexible in supporting DoD mission requirements.

DJMS is currently in operation at 100 Army sites, 80 Air Force sites, 3 Navy sites, and 3 DFAS centers. A total of 1.79 million military pay accounts like the types shown below have been converted to DJMS-Active Component (DJMS-AC) and DJMS-Reserve Component (DJMS-RC):

Account Type Implementation Date

U.S. Air Force Active, Air Force Reserve, and Air October 1991

Force Health Professional Incentive Program

U.S. Army Active April 1992

U.S. Air Force Academy January 1993

U.S. Army Reserve July 1993

U.S. West Point Academy April 1994

U.S. Army Health Professional Incentive Program April 1995

and Army Reserve Officer Training Corps

U.S. Naval Academy October 1995

U.S. Air Force Officer Training Corps April 1996

and Navy Health Professional Incentive Program

U.S. Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps August 1996

U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps October 1996

U.S. Navy Active February 1998

The remaining 575K accounts, supporting the Navy Reserve Components, are scheduled for implementation in early FY99. The final step of the consolidation will be merging the DJMS Active Component and Reserve Component systems (AC/RC Merge). The merged DJMS will be slimmed down from the current AC and RC systems, have fewer lines of code and common routines and tables, and require fewer personnel to maintain. From 3QFY98-4QFY00, DJMS will incrementally implement system changes and reconfigure DJMS into a single, standard system.


In compliance with the TEMP approved by DOT&E on October 3, 1997, DJMS completed its first OPEVAL in December 1997. This OPEVAL addressed only the DJMS implementation for the Active Navy accounts, since DJMS had already completed its implementations for the Army and Air Force activities.

DFAS is now planning for an OPEVAL in November 1998 for the DJMS-RC, but this date is expected to slip. A major interface for pay information is the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System, which is behind on its development schedule. An interim system, the Reserve Standard Training, Administration, and Readiness Support (Manpower and Personnel) system is being substituted by the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System. Five Navy installations have been chosen for the test sites, in addition to the DFAS installation in Cleveland, OH.


As a result of the OPEVAL, DJMS for the Active Navy was determined to be operationally effective, pending revision of the operating instructions. However, the system was found operationally unsuitable due to documentation and training deficiencies. The shortcomings in training were considered a Bureau of Naval Personnel problem and not a fault of the DJMS program. DJMS-AC achieved the Major Automated Information Systems Review Council approval for fielding in February 1998.

The plan for OPTEVFOR to conduct an OPEVAL for the DJMS-RC in November 1998 was not approved by DOT&E. The OPEVAL plan was disapproved since the DJMS-RC System Acceptance Testing (SAT), a form of DT, is not scheduled for completion until February 1999. DOT&E determined that the OPEVAL should not commence until the SAT has been completed. Another cause for concern is that the OPEVAL will be based on a legacy personnel system interface (Reserve Standard Training, Administration, and Readiness Support-Manpower and Personnel System), rather than the target system interface (Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System).

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