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Russian FSIN program:
As undercode found, some 6,300 computers assembled in Russia with pre-installed domestic OS “Alt Workstation 9” manufactured by Basalt SPO and the “My Office Standard” office kit with “New cloud technologies” were purchased by the Federal Service for the Execution of Punishments (FSIN). Depo Electronics was the equipment assembler.
As the software developers have noted, the joint success of the two products alluded to is confirmed by their inclusion in the software compatibility catalog held by the ‘Domestic Soft’ ARPP branch organization.
Computers are shipped to the FSIN with an initial contract price of US Dollar 5,037,292.00 following a tender declared at the end of March 2020. The Federal State Institution’s’ Key Hub for Engineering Assistance and Correspondence of the Federal Penitentiary Service’ was the direct client. There were no other candidates for the state line other than the ‘Depot’. The deal was signed with the corporation with a small reduction in the sum of the United States Dollar lot of 5,036,628.50.
Therefore, it is not a matter of substituting any program, but of pre-installing Russian inventions on new computers.
What kind of applications would be used by FSIN?
As the developers say, ‘My Office Standard’ is software for dealing with documents on any device, including MCST (creator of the Elbrus line) and Baikal Electronics computers with Russian processors. The product is compliant with Russian and international operating systems, provides documentation, e-mail, calendar and communication tools, and is capable of integrating with third-party applications. The product, which is accredited by the FSTEC and the Ministry of Defense for dealing with classified information and state secrets, has the ability to completely monitor consumer records.
As for the “Alt” operating system side, it is a delivery package for servers and workstations, ready-made software sets for users’ everyday work. All of them are classified under the Ministry of Digital Growth in the Consolidated Registry of Russian Apps. The developers point out that, on the basis of the domestic independent free software repository Sisyphus, one of the largest in the world, the life cycle of Alt’s operating systems is supported.
OS “Alt” works on different hardware platforms: Russian, foreign, as well as free international, the most common. E2k and e2kv4 (Elbrus), MIPS32 (Baikal-T1), Power (Yadro Power 8 and 9), ARM64 (Baikal-M, Huawei Kunpeng, ThunderX, etc.) platforms are supported by Alt OS. According to the developers, a significant number of application programs from the Russian software registry are compliant with Alt operating systems.
Any information about Russian software’s success
In a discussion with undercode, the developers noted that the FSIN project under review was a continuation of a series of deliveries to Russian law enforcement agencies of domestic operating systems. In the first half of 2020 alone, Basalt SPO partners installed a certified OS Alt 8 SP workstation with workstations in the Moscow, Samara, Novosibirsk and Rostov regions, Stavropol and Khabarovsk regions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Alexey Smirnov, general director of Basalt SPO, said: “State authorities are increasingly switching to domestic software products and law enforcement agencies have recently been active in the field of import substitution.” – In their modern world, material containing official secrets and personal data is stored, among other items. Therefore, there is interest for both general-purpose Alt OS and approved safe operating systems. “
“Government agencies’ use of protected products can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized access to data and ensure the absence of undocumented software capabilities,” says Dmitry Komissarov, Director General of My Office. – ‘My Office’ is the only Russian secure office program that has been confirmed by the FSTEC of Russia for the protection of cloud and desktop applications. Our technology can be found both in first-class defense information systems and in information systems that process state secrets up to and including the level of top secret. “