Hope you had a good summer!

We've been working hard over the summer to bring you new features and functionality in our systems.

Dean Baskin

News From TwinEngines

PERMS Integrator

The yearly maintenance and support for PERMS Integrator that NGB handles has still not been renewed. We are currently waiting on a new contract, but hope that it will be forthcoming soon.

NOTE: If you install the latest version of PERMS Integrator or the TwinEnginesWebSetup, please make sure you install the latest version of the other at the same time. Some of the integration between PERMS Integrator and our TwinEngines Web Apps has required that you upgrade both at the same time for this release.


Version 10.7.5 of the TwinEngines Web App Suite is now available. The new version of the NGB22 form has still not been "officially" released yet, but once it is released, we will be incorporating this form in the new version of Discharges, not the old one. If you are interested in a training session to get your users over to the new system, just contact me and we can set up a DCS.

In the new version of Discharges, we can customize the workflow behind how the NGB22 case is handled. So far we have seen two basic workflows that the states are using. Some states do all the work at the state level, including filling out the form and getting the authorizing officer signature. Other states want to push the work down to the Battalion level, having the NGB22 filled out there along with the authorizing officer's signature, then have the G1 review it prior to completion. The system allows you to customize which way you would like to handle it. Other customizations that we have been doing for states include:

• A task that gets assigned to the RPAM section to close out the RPAM statement and generate the NGB23. After this is completed, another task is created and assigned to the person updating the NGB22. It notifies them the RPAM statement has been closed out and to review the Soldier's period of Service.

• Ability to add the Discharge Certificates to the case and have them sent to PERMS via PERMS Integrator.

• Assigning the NGB22 cases to the Officers and Enlisted branch based off of MPC. Contact me to get the workflow implemented in your state that you would like to see.

RCAS v7.14

The new version of RCAS, v7.14, which moves the RCAS servers to Server 2012R2, has begun rolling out to several states. After the upgrade, we've run into several states having issues with the VTE_USER account and accessing the RCAS database server. There are multiple items that can cause issues and we've documented them in this FAQ:


Case Management

We continue to enhance and improve the case management system with new features and functions that will help you customize workflow/approval processes. A lot of these are being used within the Discharges and Awards Tracking systems. See our online demos for examples of how you can customize workflow/approval processes:


ETrans Manager

We are currently working on a major upgrade for ETrans Manager. If you attended the Personnel Systems Workshop over the summer in Oklahoma City, you saw me do a quick demo of this system. The system is a total revamp of the existing system and is built on top of our Case Management technology. You will be able to create customized workflows to do additional tasks and approvals for any transaction that comes through ETrans Manager. That includes both the gains transactions, and the transactions we pull in through MILPO Orders.

We hope to have a beta version available for testing within the next month or two.

Latest Releases

For your convenience, here is a list of each of the products and their current version. Check the Release Notes in each system to make sure you have the latest version.

CMSWebServices 1.86 Apr 2016
Discharges (old version)
1.96 Nov 2015
E-Trans Manager 1.83 Dec 2015
Training & Security Tracking 1.21 Apr 2012
CMSWebServices Loader 1.22 Feb 2016
TwinEngines Web Application Suite*: 10.7.5 Aug 2016
PERMS Integrator 8.6 Aug 2016

*Includes Awards Tracking, Case Management, Evaluations, Recruiting, Retention, and Enlisted Promotions.

NOTE: TwinEngines Web Application Suite v10.7.5 requires PERMS Integrator v8.6, so upgrade both at the same time to avoid errors.

You can download these from: http://nationalguard.twinegines.com/support/downloads.aspx

Dean Baskin