Navy completes installation of personnel system

The Navy has finished installing an information system for pay and personnel documents at 570 ship and shore sites.

The Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System, developed by Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Information Technology division in Seabrook, Md., replaces four legacy personnel and pay systems for active-duty and Reserve members. NSIPS uses customized software from PeopleSoft Inc. of Pleasanton, Calif. (Click to link to Lockheed Martin's press release)

The system lets sailors update their addresses, phone numbers and emergency contact information online.

A Web version of NSIPS is awaiting approval for integration with the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet program and is expected to go live next month. On the NMCI portal, NSIPS would centralize data that now resides on several field-level servers.

When fully deployed, NMCI will link roughly 411,000 sailors at 300 shore sites via a common voice, video and data portal.

Active-duty and Reserve forces are using the personnel features on NSIPS. The payroll features are only being used at Reserve locations and at four active-duty sites. The pay function could be approved for deployment at additional sites by Navy brass in July, Lockheed officials said.

The NSIPS deployment comes as the Navy prepares to integrate its personnel systems with an enterprise Defense Department system. The shift to that system, the Defense Integrated Manpower and Human Resource System, is slated to take place by early 2006.

Navy officials said the DIMHRS Program Office is considering the use of NSIPS as a baseline product for the DOD-wide system. DIMHRS also uses PeopleSoft products.

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