NTMPS Afloat Introduced

Story Number: NNS040624-13Release Date: 6/24/2004 5:50:00 PM
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By Darlene Goodwin, Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy Training Management Planning System (NTMPS) team developed a new program this year that allows shipboard Sailors to retrieve personnel and training data from the NTMPS database and store it for later use offline.

NTMPS Afloat (NAFL) is a stand-alone, Microsoft Access-based application, tailored to individual sea-going units, which reduces their Internet connectivity time and bandwidth requirements.

"NAFL was developed in response to a Fleet Forces Command tasking for a personnel and training reporting system responsive to the special needs of sea-going units," said Martha Maddux, NTMPS program manager for the Naval Education and Training Command. "NAFL provides shipboard users a faster method of accessing NTMPS information during deployments."

NAFL currently provides users information on courses, personnel, and training accomplishments and requirements. Data contained within this program has been tailored to each unit in order to maintain as compact a database as possible, and is updated monthly. It can be downloaded whenever a unit has Internet connectivity.

Users must have a current account with the Fleet Training Management Planning System (FLTMPS), an NTMPS program for afloat users, to access NAFL. Requests for a FLTMPS account can be made by going to the NTMPS Web site (http://ntmps.navy.mil/) and selecting the "Application Form" link.

The NAFL program, installation instructions, and user manual are available for download at https://fltmps.navy.mil through the "Downloads" menu option. Detailed instructions are included in the application.

For more information, contact the NTMPS Support Office toll-free in the U.S. at 1-866-438-2898, or commercial (850) 438-2898. Customer service representatives are available weekdays from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central time. Messages left after hours will be handled the next working day.

For more information on NTMPS, visit www.ntmps.navy.mil.

For related news, visit the Naval Education and Training Command Navy NewsStand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/cnet.

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