NCI and CRI EICS have joined forces to create import-substitution software
The National Center of Informatization (NCI) and the
Central Research Institute of Economy, Informatics, and Control Systems (CRI
EICS) will create a competence center for software development that will
consolidate the resources to conduct large-scale projects for the development of
Rostec's new strategy Rostec until 2025 approved at the 2015 year-end provides
for, among other things, making inroads into the IT market, increasing the share
of products manufactured by the electronic cluster (that, in addition to the R&D
Institute, includes Ruselectronics holding company, United Instrument
Manufacturing Corporation, Concern Avtomatika, Shvabe holding company, RT-Inform,
Yota Devices, and Electroniñs Central Research and Development Institute). In
addition, the state corporation plans to foster new emerging capital-intensive
markets in Russia, promote new professional skills and highly intellectual jobs.
In this regard, the National Center of Informatization is being faced with new,
large-scale tasks. In particular, a competence center for software development
will be founded at the NCI.
Since 2016, Konstantin Solodukhin has led the National Center of informatization
as the new CEO. The change of CEOs is also a product of global changes within
Previously, Konstantin Solodukhin worked in another subsidiary of the State
Corporation, the Central Research Institute of Economy, Informatics, and Control
Systems. Creating a competence center for software development necessitates the
concentration of resources, including project teams of developers and managers
with experience in conducting large-scale projects. Therefore, it is assumed
that CRI EICS and NCI will be consolidated at the expert level.
CRI EICS’s expertise includes the development and maintenance of basic software
(operating systems and database management systems) and trusted platforms and
sophisticated ERP and PLM solutions for state needs, particularly the
military-industrial complex. The Institute has accumulated extensive experience
in creating highly secure systems for special clients.
For their part, NCI experts are capable of developing high-quality solutions for
social services and are expanding the demand in the market for the service
model. NCI’s fields of expertise include medicine, education, science, culture
and sports, public transport, safe city, electoral processes, and e government.
The creation of platforms for civilian use is necessary for the formation of a
base for demand that will later reduce the price of domestic products.
NCI has an advantage in that its specialists are familiar with the regulatory
framework, are able to speak with representatives of state structures in the
language they understand, and understand well their actual problems. The company
aims to create a mass service that will benefit the citizens of Russia. It has
extensive experience in creating high-loaded systems, such as the single state
information system for the health sector (EGISZ), or e-government systems.
The integration of the expertise of the two companies will facilitate synergies
and lead to the implementation of the ambitious project to create
import-substitution systems and application software for government agencies.
As part of the new strategy, NCI will focus on three main areas: the development
of basic systems and application software; implementation of major integration
projects in the public sector, including for federal and regional authorities,
municipalities, and large corporations; and building an information services
One of NCI’s priorities for the near future is ensuring the smooth migration of
software applications for state customers onto domestic or trusted platforms. In
addition, NCI is planning to form a single control loop for Rostec’s IT assets
to create cross-sectorial synergies and, as a result, unique cross-technology
As a result, NCI will become a leader of the Russian market for the provision of
information services for the public sector.