R2S Wins the Department of the Navy (DoN) Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Award 

Wednesday May 31, 2017 (Arlington, TX) – At the DON CIO East conference in Norfolk, Virginia, Thursby Software Systems, Inc, Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), and the Chief of the Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC) were presented with the Department of the Navy (DoN) Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Award for their work on the Ready-2-Serve (R2S) mobile app.

R2S is the first Department of Defense approved mobile deployment of BYOD within the military.  With over 25,000 mobile devices deployed in under six months, R2S brings secure mail, browsing, and calendar to the sailors. By the end of the year, R2S is expected to be deployed throughout the entire Navy Reserve with over 60,000 mobile devices enabled.

In February, Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer, Robert Foster, announced the selection of 13 individuals and teams to receive DON Excellence Awards for transforming the Navy and Marine Corps through information technology. "DON IT professionals do great work every day and innovative ideas come from people at all levels," said Foster. "For over 10 years, the DON CIO has honored the Department’s outstanding performers with the DON IM/IT Excellence Awards, and I am pleased that we are able to recognize the achievements of another group of talented and dedicated professionals in 2017."

According to the Department of Navy website, www.doncio.navy.mil:

Team R2S Mobile App, CNRF Ready to Serve Mobile Application, [was awarded] this honor for improving mission essential Navy Reserve Force business processes through the innovative development of a mobile application. R2S delivers secure access, information and services for Selected Reservists utilizing a secure browser, Common Access Card and Personal Identification Number. Reservists can securely access Navy email and information systems from a mobile device “anytime, anywhere” via R2S.

This puts R2S among a long list of cybersecurity winners through the years, such as Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) win in 2014 for the creation of a cybersecurity test bed. "It's not often that we in the Navy's information technology cadre get a pat on the back for delivering great product with outstanding service.  Ready-2-Serve has been just that”, commented Captain David Britt, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the Navy Reserve. “Our Service Members have had nothing but compliments on the timeliness of R2S component logistics and ease of installation.  However, it's the application's productivity and readiness tools that get two thumbs up.  The ability to connect to enterprise services through an approved 'bring your own device' application has been an enormous gain for our workforce while also being a cost-wise readiness solution.   That means not only do we get a pat on the back from the Navy Reservists that we support but also from our leadership.   We are leaning forward to have R2S bring even more capability to our sailors in the future.”

At well over 25,000 users enrolled in under six months, CNRFC now has the largest CAC enabled mobile workforce in the Department of Defense (DoD). At a tenth of the cost of current government issued devices, this is also the most cost effective mobile deployment in the DoD. As seen in mobility sessions in the DON CIO East Conference, this revolutionary bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program is already making waves and challenging conventional thought on how mobility should be handled within the DoD.

To find out how your organization can leverage a similar customized software solution contact Thursby Software Systems at +1(817) 478-5070 or sales@thursby.com


About Thursby Software Systems, Inc. 

Thursby Software is an American company celebrating three decades of enterprise integration, management, and security specialization. For more information about Thursby Software and its products, please visit www.thursby.com.

Thursby Software press contact: Jean Panek 

+1 (817) 478-5070 


4901 S. Collins Street

Arlington, TX 76018