National Resilience Extranet reaches Full Operating Capability
Ultra is pleased to announce that working in conjunction with BT, the National Resilience Extranet (NRE), a service developed for the Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat and Communities and Local Government, reached Full Operating Capability (FOC) on 2 August 2010.
The NRE is a secure (accredited to Restricted) and resilient browser-based collaborative working tool for Category 1 and 2 responders, Government agencies and other key organisations within the UK resilience community. The NRE has been developed to support multi-agency collaboration between the resilience community, enabling the efficient and secure exchange of information during both routine planning and response to emergencies.
Since reaching Initial Operating Capability (IOC) in May 2010, the number of NRE Users has grown by 55% and has already proven to be a strategic civil resilience tool, having been used to support recent high profile exercises and incidents.
Further information on the NRE can be found on www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/nre
or by contacting the Ultra NRE Service Desk on 01772 907 600.
In reaching FOC, Christina Scott, Director of the Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat, commented that “The Ultra and BT commitment to deliver the NRE in partnership with our stakeholders has been admirable. During the NRE’s pilot period and throughout its Initial Operating Capability the NRE has demonstrated its ability to support the UK resilience community in collaborating effectively when planning for and responding to emergencies. As the NRE enters Full Operating Capability we anticipate that more members of the resilience community will join the NRE in the coming months and that the NRE will play a game changing role at the centre of civil resilience for the foreseeable future.”