Nigerian Army Launches Nigerian Army Secured Information Platform
Speech of the Chief Of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai NAM GSS psc(+) ndc (BD) ONM (BR) FCMH FNHAM BA (HONs) MA MPjil PhD (h.c) on the launching of the Nigerian Army Secured Information Platform.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this occasion of the launching of the Nigerian Army Secured Information Platform (NASIP). The Platform is a secure web-based information sharing and collaboration solution that was recently acquired by the NA. This is in line with my vision of having a professionally responsive Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional roles. In this case, this launching is to afford the NA an efficient and robust platform for paperless interactions that would ensure secure and speedy communication of correspondence between the various departments, formations and units in the NA while minimizing the use of paper to the barest minimum.
As seen from the demonstration of its features, the platform is an upgrade from the NAWANI system. It has its server residing in NACWC with a storage capacity of 500 terabytes and backup storage of 112 terabytes. The platform is currently capable of accommodating about 350 users for the initial roll out, with additional provisions for expansion to accommodate more users in the future.
The major requirement that was considered before the acquisition of this platform was security and speed amongst others. Consequently, this platform is able to provide secure emailing with end-to-end encryption functions within customised web domain and revolutionary integration with text, voice and video chat and conferencing. Additionally, it also enables sharing of calendars and allotment of tasks for error proof planning and task delegation. The system is custom built to provide real-time collaboration between departments, formations and units.
The solution has an integrated Document Management System (DMS) which ensures that users files are available at any time on all devices. The user friendly Document Management System also features easy documents sharing and fast in-browser document editing incorporated within the comfort of dedicated software application for desktop and mobile options. It also features offline work or compatibility within all applications. Furthermore, in addition to its core functions, it also features NA policy/procedures and news room modules designed to keep users abreast with NA policies and news as soon as they are published. More so, all NA social media accounts can be accessed through the platform.
As earlier mentioned, the initial roll-out on this platform would be for 350 users while the second phase of the roll-out would endeavour to capture other NA personnel. This phased roll-out would give room for preliminary testing and also to streamline the current features with the requirements of the NA. I am aware that NA personnel from all formations have been given practical hands-on training on how to navigate the platform, I am also aware that the application is user friendly, I therefore urge commanders to task their staff to start utilising the platform immediately.
May I once again express my delight in welcoming you all to this launching of the NASIP. I hope that with this initiative, the era of a paperless NA has come to stay. I urge everyone to key into this initiative and further communicate any additional input that would enhance and improve this platform to the relevant authorities for due consideration.
Thank you and God bless.
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