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Nigerian Army launches secured Information platform

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has launched the Nigerian Army (NA) Secured Information Platform (NASIP) which it recently acqired.

Buratai speaking at the launching in Abuja on Monday, said the platform is a secure web-based information sharing and collaboration solution.

According to the Army Chief, the launching will 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 while minimizing the use of paper to the barest minimum.

He explained that the platform is an upgrade from the NAWANI system and has its server residing in NACWC with a storage capacity of 500 terabytes and backup storage of 112 terabytes.

He said: “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 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.

He added: “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.

He noted that the major requirement that was considered before the acquisition of the 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,” Buratai said.

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