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MoD implements data strategy to improve best practice in remote data access

Mar 24 2009, 10:32 AM

Employees at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) are to benefit from a new data strategy that enables secure and convenient remote access to MoD information services.

It was announced yesterday (March 23rd), that the data strategy, implemented by Capgemini and Microsoft, uses an ID verification system similar to credit card chip and pin to ensure the security of data is not breached.

It comes soon after the implementation of the Internet Access to Shared Services (IASS) project, which enables workers at the MoD to share services.

MoD staff stationed in diverse locations such as Afghanistan and Iraq will be able to access the system to complete personnel administration such as filing expenses forms and signing up for training courses.

David Longhurst, MoD Project Leader for IASS, commented: "We have been modernising our internal administrative processes by changing from paper-based systems to an electronic service."

He added that Capgemini and Microsoft have implemented what amounts to the most complicated and secure system ever rolled out by the MoD.

According to Capgemini, the digital self-service HR data strategy will save the MoD millions of pounds over the next ten years.

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