Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS)

UPDATE POSTED: December 5, 2018 at 1000 MST

ISSUE:   ROSS version 2.16.12 was successfully deployed.  The download files can be found at https://famit.nwcg.gov/applications/ROSS/support/download

Version 2.16.12 release notes can be found at https://famit.nwcg.gov/sites/default/files/2.16.12%20-%20Release%20Notes%20-%20ROSS.pdf

 

UPDATE POSTED: December 3, 2018 at 1000 MST

SUBJECT:             ROSS-IROC Newsletter December 2018

 

UPDATE POSTED: 11/26/2018 at 0800 MST

SUBJECT:             Planned Extended Outage!

START:                  Feb. 1, 2019 at 0800 MST

END:                      Feb. 4, 2019 at 1700 MST

ISSUE:   The National Information Technology Center (NITC) is doing construction on their Data Center to improve the facility services.  The ROSS and NAP applications currently run on equipment located in an area that will be affected by this activity.  A new location has been identified to relocate this equipment to within the facility, this will protect the equipment from damage due to the construction and improve some services by upgrading the network backbone.  We have identified the dates of February 1 – 4 as the optimum dates due to the construction schedule beginning in March.

This move will require that all the infrastructure equipment hosting the ROSS and NAP applications will need to be physically moved into the new location.  Therefore the applications will need to be shut down to allow the physical systems to be powered off and moved.  The plan is to begin shutting down non-Production systems beginning the evening of January 31, Production systems beginning the morning of February 1st to allow the infrastructure to be shut down. The equipment will then be powered off, unracked, moved, re-racked, re-cabled and brought back up. 

The expected outage window for production is from 0800 2/1/19 – 1700 2/4/2019.  All efforts will be made to bring things up as quickly as possible, however, please plan for the full window of time listed.

Posted November 9, 2018 at 0740 MST

The ROSS Version 2.16.12 deployment has been rescheduled to November 27, 2018.

 

UPDATE POSTED: November 1, 2018 1515 MDT

ROSS 2.16.12 release notes are available at https://famit.nwcg.gov/sites/default/files/2.16.12%20-%20Release%20Notes...

 

Posted 10/17/18 at 0700 MDT

The Federal Government must meet email authentication requirements by Oct 16, 2018 or any non-compliant email sent by a .gov domain will be rejected at the direction of DHS by all processing email systems. Due to these requirements, email messages from ROSS and NAP may end up in your Junk or Spam folders starting tomorrow, October 3, 2018.

 

Please check your Junk/Spam folders for email messages being sent from ROSS and NAP. If found, please save the message and send to Angie Hinker at ahinker@fs.fed.us.

 

Posted 10/05/18:

NAP Version 1.3.9 release notes are available at, https://famit.nwcg.gov/sites/default/files/1.3.9%20-%20Release%20Notes%20-%20NAP.pdf

 

ROSS version 2.16.11 is currently deployed.

If you have a previous version of ROSS loaded, you must uninstall the old version before reinstalling 2.16.11.

 

ROSS 2.16.11 Installer:  https://rossinstaller.nwcg.gov/ROSSPROD2/

 

2.16.11 Release Notes

 

SUBJECT:   Error when downloading ROSS using Windows 10

Administrative Privileges are required  to disable Windows Defender Antivirus.

ROSS users who have Windows 10 may need to:
1. Disable Windows Defender Antivirus before installing ROSS.
2. Download ROSS.
3. Enable Windows Defender Antivirus.

General Information

The National Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS) operates in an estimated 400 interagency dispatch and coordination offices throughout the Nation. The ROSS tracks all tactical, logistical, service and support resources mobilized by the incident dispatch community. 

Charter 
In 1998, the National Wildfire Coordination Group (NWCG) chartered the ROSS Project to automate the manual resource status and ordering business process which primarily operated over telephones. 

Policy
ROSS operates under the guidance of the National Mobilization Guide and Dispatch Guides / Procedures. Policy is set by NWCG member agencies. 

ROSS Project Team
The United States Forest Service (USFS) has been designated by the NWCG as the agency that is accountable for representing the interests of all NWCG member organizations. The USFS is the Managing Partner for ROSS and provides the primary share of financing. Beth Spencer, is the Project Manager who is accountable for all aspects of the system.

VIPR/ROSS interface

The VIPR/ROSS interface was implemented 02/29/2016. Dispatch centers with VIPR Dispatch Priority Lists will see VIPR resources populating both the Resource Status screen and the VIPR tab on the Pending Request screen in ROSS. 

Reconciling duplicate resources:  It is possible there will be a VIPR resource from the VIPR database and a “hand entered” VIPR resource in your ROSS database. VIPR/ROSS  Duplicate Resource Cleanup can help you resolve duplicate resources. 

Questions? Contact your ROSS GACC Representative (see list below) or your GACC.