Commanders not only need to know the current state of unit readiness, they’d also like to know where those readiness levels will be in six months or 10 years. Enterprise Management Decision Support, or EMDS, has only been operational since 2010. Currently, the EMDS system draws from about five years of historical data and from about 20 databases. A lot of the data comes from the Defense Readiness Reporting System – Army and the Army Operations Directorate.
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