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Losing bidders protest Navy's massive NGEN contract

Without commenting on the reasons behind the protest, a team led by Computer Sciences Corporation challenged the Navy's decision to award a multibillion dollar contract to operate IT networks to a competing team headed up by HP.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , NGEN , HP , CSC , Harris , Sean Stackley , Jared Serbu

Monday - 07/15/2013, 08:48pm EDT

Navy picks HP for long-awaited NGEN contract

Hewlett Packard, the same vendor which has owned and operated the Navy Department's networks for more than a decade will continue a similar role under a new multibillion dollar contract. But the Navy and Marine Corps will take ownership of their IT infrastructure and reserve the right to recompete any or all of it at a future date.

Tags: technology , NGEN , industry , acquisition , DoD , Marine Corps , NMCI , Sean Stackley , Victor Gavin , Kevin Nally , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 06:42pm EDT
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Navy strikes enterprise licensing deal with Oracle

Navy department's second large enterprise licensing agreement will save an estimated $60 million over five years. Navy and Marine Corps components are required to use it for all of the Oracle database products it covers.

Tags: DoD , technology , Oracle , Enterprise software licensing , Terry Halvorsen , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 04:42pm EDT

Navy acquisition chief Branch discusses procurement strategies

This week on "Off the Shelf," Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Procurement discusses the Navy's procurement strategies.
June 4, 2013

Tags: Elliott Branch , acquisition , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 04:58pm EDT
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Sequestration slows network modernization that Navy can't wait for

In the initial round of installations, the Navy hoped to outfit 15 ships with the new standardized IT architecture. But fiscal 2013 budget problems will cut the number of ships roughly in half.

Tags: DoD , technology , CANES , William Leigher , Jared Serbu , AFCEA , budget , sequestration

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:59am EDT
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Marine Corps prepares to cut cord on NMCI

The Marine Corps will transition on Saturday to a government-owned, government-operated IT network, ending its 12-year reliance on the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). The Navy said it expects to award the follow-on contract to NMCI by June 30.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , NGEN , NMCI , Robert Scott Jack , Kevin Nally , Jared Serbu , AFCEA , Joint Information Environment , technology

Friday - 05/31/2013, 05:47am EDT
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Navy targets billions more in IT savings

Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen says the Navy and Marine Corps have already reduced IT spending by $2 billion, and will soon target billions more in technology spending.

Tags: DoD , technology , budget , Marine Corps , mobility , data center consolidation , Enterprise software licensing , Terry Halvorsen , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 12:03pm EDT
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Sequestration already biting Navy, Marines readiness

Currently deployed units and those behind them are fully trained and equipped, the services say. But those next in line "aren't doing much." The fiscal 2013 budget also may be too little, too late in some ship repair and maintenance efforts.

Tags: Marine Corps , sequestration , furlough , Congress , Philip Cullom , William Tryon , William Burke , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:15am EDT
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Navy unveils squadron of manned, unmanned craft

Tags: DoD , drones

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 07:30pm EDT

Budget cuts end Blue Angels' 2013 season

Tags: sequestration , Blue Angels

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 02:48pm EDT
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