From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- More than 40 applications on BUPERS OnLine (BOL), the Electronic Military Personnel Record System (EMPRS) and others will be offline from 6 p.m. CDT March 25 to 5 a.m. CDT March 28 as the applications are moved from the Millington Data Center to Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) servers.
"The move is taking place due to requirements from the Navy's information technology and security directorates," said Doug Burgess, director, Information Technology Division, Navy Personnel Command (NPC). "The applications aren't changing, and other than the downtime, users shouldn't notice a difference."
This action is being taken primarily to place the applications behind increased levels of security. Additionally, once the migration to the NMCI servers is complete, there will be more bandwidth available for the BOL and EMPRS applications.
The increase in bandwidth may provide some users an upgrade in performance within these specific applications, said Burgess.
The move will not affect other NMCI programs, such as Outlook and share drives. Currently, applications are being tested prior to the move.
"After the migration, users may experience intermittent outages as remaining bugs are worked out," said Burgess.
Users experiencing issues should contact the NPC Information Technology Helpdesk at (901) 874-4717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.