Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Navy's legacy NMCI network to get another contract extension
Monday - 2/10/2014, 5:04pm EST
In a notice the Navy Department's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command issued Friday, officials said they intend to extend the current NMCI continuity of services contract (CoSC) with HP Enterprise Services until Sept. 30.
The current agreement was supposed to expire on June 30 as the Navy and Marine Corps transitioned from the government's largest outsourced IT program to a government-owned structure under NGEN. The extension would also raise the value of the NMCI contract with HP by $138 million.
HP and its predecessor company, EDS, built, owned and operated the naval IT networks since 2000, and the Navy has been struggling for years to wrest back control over a technology infrastructure and business model they said they had insufficient visibility into. After several years of delays, the department made an award for NGEN last June, also to a team led by HP.
But work on the NGEN transition was delayed for several months because of protests by a rival bidders Harris Corp. and CSC. The Government Accountability Office dismissed the last of the protests last October.
"Due to a delay in contract award and subsequent protest, the CoSC period of performance is not aligned to the NGEN transition schedule," Navy contracting officials wrote Friday. "The aforementioned options will allow the Government to continue NMCI services for those sites which have not yet transitioned."
Navy officials did not immediately respond to inquiries about the current state of the NGEN transition and the expected timeframe for leaving NMCI behind entirely.
The Marine Corps, which is operating its portion of NGEN under a government-owned- government-operated construct, says it successfully made the transition away from NMCI last summer without incident. The Navy's approach is different: The government will own its networks, but they will continue to be operated by HP, even under NGEN, with high-level direction from Navy Fleet Cyber Command.