News | Oct. 14, 2021

PDREP gathers info to enhance agency value, performance

By Tonya Johnson DCMA Public Affairs

Defense Contract Management Agency launched a new consolidated data system to help agency employees do their jobs better.

The Product Data Reporting and Evaluation Program is an automated information system, also known as PDREP-AIS or simply PDREP. It is a suite of applications that allows employees to record, process and review data using a centralized repository. The applications included are corrective action requests, letters of delegation, surveillance planning, supplier risk system information, and product deficiency quality reports in one location.

“Our surveillance planning initiatives have never been automated before until now,” said Dwayne Bennett, the Technical Directorate’s Manufacturing and Quality Division director. “This is a good tool for our customers to review the risk-rating information in the supplier risk system tab in the program.”

According to Bennett, the Naval Sea Systems Command developed PDREP to enable reporting, collection and use of supplier performance information. DCMA modified certain applications within the system to meet agency policy requirements aiding in the oversight of prime suppliers and their supply chain to ensure acquisition insight and timely delivery of products to warfighters. DCMA began processing corrective action requests in July 2020, and since then, the agency PDREP team has gathered lessons learned from employees around the agency to help make the program more efficient. As the applications are developed, other federal agencies are starting to become interested in the available functionality. This added interest has the possibility to save taxpayers money by sharing the cost across agencies.

Michael Shields, the Technical Directorate’s Quality Assurance executive, said he is excited about the centralized availability of all data and that the program will further strengthen DCMA’s excellent customer service.

“Consolidating surveillance plans and contractor risk factors enhances the agency’s capability to eliminate redundancies, to improve risk-based surveillance planning and to provide our customers with real-time access to contractor performance illustrating the value of DCMA oversight contract administration activities,” he said.

Employees can learn more at PDREP at https://360.intranet.dcma.mil/Directorate/PH-TD/TDM/Lists/PDREPExpansionProject/AllItems.aspx (log-in required).