WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — In an effort to help the U.S. Air Force manage records more effectively, the Air Force Records Information Management System (AFRIMS) team in the Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate has produces an updated web-based application that enables more than 20,000 Air Force records professionals to effectively address mission-critical records management.
The AFRIMS application has been completely rewritten in Java, eliminating dependency on existing Adobe ColdFusion code and associated libraries, and thus eliminating security issues associated with the aging ColdFusion code base. Cost benefits have also been achieved by eliminating the annual ColdFusion subscription cost.
The AFRIMS application uses a modern user interface (UI) that replaces a previous user interface based on 20-year-old web standards. The current app supports Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Among the many improvements, records searches have been integrated into list views (rather than separate pages), which saves users from having to go back and forth between searches for records that consist of several pages.
Additionally, the AFRIMS application has been hosted in Cloud One/AWS Gov Cloud since September 2018, significantly reducing hosting costs while enabling virtual server dynamics that scale platform resources as the user demand increases.
“Thank you for all the effort in updating and improving the new AFRIMS,” said Master Sgt. Christopher W. Petry, 175th Wing Base Records Manager, echoing the sentiment of the Air Force records management community worldwide.