Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS)

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


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


Posted 10/05/18:

NAP Version 1.3.9 release notes are available at,


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:


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. 

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. 

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.