By Wm. Cullen James, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – 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 through the Official Information Exchange (OIX). This change is a result of 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 OIX 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 internal system will act as a router for all BUPERS official information into OIX. All commands that have set up command e-mail with OIX will receive message traffic from GOES.
“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 the Navy transitions to OIX, assistance is available to commands to minimize impact to their receipt of message traffic.
“If for any reason a command cannot access OIX, 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