September 15, 2022
Annual Update - NRM Assessment Schedule
I am asking for your full support in our annual NRM update that provides leadership and
reviewing agencies such as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) with data for
performance and strategic metrics. Portions of this data is presented at annual budget time to
the Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASACW) and to OMB. Other data is directly used to
help rank budget work packages or provide input to the Civil Works Strategic Plan. I cannot
understate the importance of having quality data and encourage extra focus on data quality for
this entry period. The field POCs have been notified earlier of this entry period, but I wanted to
bring the effort to your attention. I do understand we have pressing work to do each day, but I
can assure you this data is used to direct funds, prioritize work and most importantly tell the
NRM program story to those outside the NRM and Operations community. Please review the
following bullets which outline the highlights for this year.
1. As the Civil Works Business Intelligence (CWBI) Hub team continues to migrate OMBIL
data entry forms into the CWBI-Ops modules, for FY22, the NRM community (Recreation and
Environmental Stewardship Business Lines) will utilize both the NRM-Assessment Tool, https://corpslakes.
erdc.dren.mil/employees/nrmassessment/tool.cfm and CWBI-Ops (cwbi.usace.army.mil) to collect annual NRM data.
2. CWBI-Ops will become the primary database of record for all O&M business line data.
CWBI-Ops data is used for many different purposes, including decisions concerning facility
development, budget development and defense, tracking performance measures, preparation of
briefings and fact sheets, asset management, etc. It is used to populate information on the
Gateway and numerous other internal and external web sites. CWBI-Ops will continue to serve
as source for many other systems including CWIFD and EDW. Inaccurate and/or incomplete data
not only reflects poorly on the Corps and renders a disservice to the public, but could also
jeopardize the viability of our O&M missions and budget defense.
3. Training through web meetings will be provided to the field on the system and data entry
process as needed and will be announced through the NRM Assessment Tool and CWBI-Ops
District POCs. The schedule for entering data by modules is as follows.
- Recreation PSA Module (NRM-Assessment Tool)
- NRM Module (NRM Assessment Tool - https://gateway.erdc.dren.mil/nrm/rec-best/nrm.cfm)
- Opens September 15 and Closes October 31 to field entry.
- Includes Corps PSA Detail (Fee Information and Dates), Volunteer Information, Passes,
Project Public & Service Roads, Project Trails, Title 18 Offences, Interpretive Contacts, Special
Events, Law Enforcement Contracts, and Project Details (address, OM/RM assignments, project
states/counties, congressional districts and metropolitan areas)
- Main changes for this year includes review of Project States, Counties, Metropolitan
Areas, Congressional Districts and OM/RM assignments.
- Environmental Stewardship Module (CWBI-Ops - cwbi.usace.army.mil)
- Opens October 15 and Closes November 30 to field entry.
- District Review November 1-15.
- Includes Shoreline Management, Boundaries, Encroachments & Trespasses, Master
Plans, Fire Management, Cultural Resources, Pollinators, Vegetation Classification, Land
Classification, Invasive Species, and the Federal Special Status Species
- Main changes for this year include the newly designed data entry forms in CWBI-Ops.
- Partnership Module (NRM Assessment Tool - https://gateway.erdc.dren.mil/nrm/rec-best/nrm.cfm)
- Opens October 1 and Closes November 15 to field entry.
- Contact the Partnership Advisory Committee for assistance.
4. I'm requesting your continued leadership support to reinforce the importance of data and
to provide "quality assurance" on accurateness and completeness of the data.
Thank you for all you efforts and if you have any questions please contact me. My POC on
this effort is Dena Williams who can be reach at (615) 202-4095 or
Jeffrey F. Krause
Chief, Natural Resources Management
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