BUPERS Uses New System for Message Delivery


Story Number: NNS100727-22Release Date: 7/27/2010 11:13:00 AM
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By Wm. Cullen James, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) and Navy Personnel Command (NPC) announced they will transition to a new message system beginning in August.

According to NAVADMIN 249/10, all unclassified message traffic from BUPERS and NPC, including permanent change of station orders, will be sent via command e-mail. This change is a result of the Navy ending support for the Defense Messaging System (DMS).

"This process should be transparent for the Sailors in the fleet," said Capt. Brian Wenger, NPC assistant commander for Business Operations and Comptroller. "The important thing is for commands to set up their command e-mail in the GOES system," as outlined in the NAVADMIN.

To create as transparent a change as possible, BUPERS is fielding a new system called Government Official Information Exchange System (GOES). The GOES system will act as a router for all BUPERS official information destined for command email or other web based applications. All commands that have set up delivery paths within GOES will receive official information from BUPERS via command email.

"Our intent was to develop a solution that would have the least impact on the business rules for both those generating messages and the commands receiving them," said Wenger.

GOES also supports Sailors stationed in non-Navy billets such as those in Individual Augmentee assignments.

As Official Information Exchange technologies become more prevalent within the Navy, and commands commence transition to GOES, assistance will be available to minimize impact to their receipt of official information from NPC and BUPERS.

"If for any reason a command cannot access command email, we can set them up on GOES and they can retrieve their orders and messages that way," said William Davis Jr., BUPERS/NPC Messaging program manager.

GOES will continue to deliver information to BUPERS On-Line so users will still be able to access messages posted there.

For more information about OIX or to set up a command e-mail, visit https://www.portal.navy.mil/oix/default.aspx.

For more information about GOES or to activate command accounts, visit https://goes.persnet.navy.mil after Aug. 1

For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/npc/.

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