Please find attached a memorandum from PM-1 providing notification that the two data formats that PARS currently accepts (Microsoft Access Database (MDB) and Comma Separated Values (CSV)) will be discontinued in early 2023 and replaced by a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format.  Projects not scheduled to reach CD-4, Transition to Operations or Project Completion, by January 2023, should work with PM’s Office of Project Controls and Policy (PM-30) team to plan and implement a move to the JSON format in early 2023. For additional information please contact either me or Matthew (Zac) West at

Melvin Frank