Navy renews NMCI contract

Friday - 7/9/2010, 4:47pm EDT

The day the Navy held its third industry day for the multi-billion dollar NGEN follow-on contract, the service also reupped their current deal with HP, WFED reports.

The Navy plans to keep HP, which bought EDS in May 2008, for as much as another five years under an extension of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet contract that could be worth $3 billion. The service awarded EDS the end-to-end IT services contract in 2000 that was estimated to be worth $6.9 billion over five years.

HP says in a release that the new deal--called a continuity of service contract--lets the Navy transition its end-to-end technology services presently provided under NMCI to the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract. HP says it will minimize the possible risks to the Navy's IT operations and security.

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