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Is anyone else a little frustrated with the process? I am looking for someone with deep knowledge of the process and if you have had any luck with an enterprise login and password or is it just individualized? Has anyone had problems with many times not having the proper administering components, contracting organization and commands in the available data or none of it matches the contract? When I have sent questionnaires' to COs to get missing data I often either get no response, no understanding of the requirement or incorrect information. Is there any formal training for this requirement for industry?

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Sounds like you are a contractor. I work for the Government, and have been using the CMRA for a few years. Have you tried e-mailing the CMRA help desk? Here is what I can tell you based on my experience. I don't believe you can create any sort of "enterprise" login for the CMRA. One of the limitations I noticed with CMRA, at least on the Government side, is that once an individual (COR) "claims" a contract, then only that individual can view the specifics of that contract. There is no way to transfer the contract to anyone else. So if the person who claimed the contract moves to a new job, then their replacement is out of luck as far as using the CMRA to do any research on that contract. I would imagine their are similar limitations for those individuals with a contractor or subcontractor role in the application. As for your questions regarding administering components, contracting organization, etc., are you referring to the NDAA Elements section? If so, that is not the contractors responsibility to complete, so you need not worry about it. As stated on the CMRA Contract Details screen, "Note: COR/COTRs and Contracting Officers are responsible for entering NDAA data. Contractors are not responsible for this data.". I am not surprised that you have got little to no information from the contracting office, in my experience contracting officers and specialists know very little about the CMRA as they typically don't use it. You would be better off asking the COR for the contract, as COR's do the bulk of the data input and review on the Government side. But I will also say that many COR's don't fully understand the CMRA, and in my experience many don't use it at all. As for training, I have not heard of any such training, and to be honest don't see a need for training, it is a pretty straight forward system to use.

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CMRA = Contractor Manpower Reporting Application. The CMRA is a web based application developed by the Army in order to collect data on services that they contract for. Section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 required DoD to provide an annual inventory of contracted services to congress. The other services were using FPDS data to develop their inventory. More recently DoD has gone to standardized systems accross the board. They are calling this the enterprise CMRA (eCMRA). In reality it is the same web based application that the Army developed, now being used by the other services.

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Thanks, The real problem as a contractor is working through the UIC codes. They are not often the same in the application as in the contract and getting someone on the Government side to get the correct UIC code into the application has been a challenge to say the least. The amount of time spent on this process seems to be growing each year. I wonder if anyone else in industry has some insights as to how to streamline the process.

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