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CHIPS Articles: DON announces change in the NGEN-R award schedule

DON announces change in the NGEN-R award schedule
By PEO EIS Public Affairs Office - July-September 2017
Arlington, Va. — The Department of the Navy (DON) is announcing an adjustment in the award schedule of the Next Generation Enterprise Network Re-compete (NGEN-R) primary contracts, which are the evolutionary follow-on to the current Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract.

NGEN-R is the follow-on to the current NGEN contract that provides information technology (IT) services to Navy and Marine Corps Continental United States (CONUS) users via the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) and the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN). NGEN-R will also provide IT services to Navy Outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS) users via the OCONUS Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-Net).

The NGEN-R primary contracts are:

  1. End User Hardware (EUHW) covering hardware-as-a-service and hardware-for-purchase
  2. Service Management, Integration, and Transport (SMIT) covering print services, software core build services, service desk and computer network defense

Instead of awarding the two primary contracts by June 2018 as originally announced, the NGEN-R acquisition schedule has been modified for contract awards in late 2018. The EUHW contract is now slated for a November 2018 award. The SMIT contract award will be in December 2018.

The schedule change allows for the implementation of a new “sprint” contract development process that includes significant interaction with industry through weekly industry conference calls, one-on-one industry question and answer sessions, and a forthcoming Engineering Day. The increased Industry interaction encourages and promotes industry input early on in the process to develop better acquisition documents for government and industry alike.

Additional details regarding the NGEN-R schedule modification will be discussed at a media roundtable next week. The date and time of the roundtable will be announced at a later date.

Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems

The Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) oversees a portfolio of enterprise-wide information technology (IT) programs designed to enable common business processes and provide standard IT capabilities to Sailors at sea, Marines in the field and their support systems. Established in the spring of 2006, the PEO ensures these programs maximize value to the warfighter by balancing cost with the capability delivered to the end user.

Naval Enterprise Networks

The Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) Program Office manages the acquisition life-cycle of the Department of the Navy’s (DON) enterprise-wide information technology (IT) services, networks and service delivery. NEN’s network portfolio includes the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) and the Base Level Information Infrastructure (BLII) for the Outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS) Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-Net). The NEN service portfolio includes services and functions aligned with network, enterprise, cybersecurity and end user hardware service areas.

The NGEN Re-compete (NGEN-R) activity is being planned and executed on behalf of PEO EIS.

Navy Marine Corps Intranet

The Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) is the Department of the Navy’s (DON) shore-based enterprise network in the continental United States and Hawaii, providing a single integrated, secure information technology (IT) environment for reliable, stable information transfer. NMCI represents about 70 percent of all DON IT operations and is second only to the Internet in size. NMCI revolutionized the way the DON does business in both classified and unclassified environments. It brought standardization to network operations, data security, technical support and real-time communications across every level of the Navy and Marine Corps by establishing common hardware, software and operating systems. As a result, the DON achieved: Increased productivity, greater interoperability and enhanced Information Assurance (IA) security.

Next Generation Enterprise Network

The Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) is the current DON enterprise-wide information technology (IT) services contract vehicle used to provide network services to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) and the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN). The NGEN contract was awarded on June 27, 2013 and has a period of performance end date of June 26, 2018.

Next Generation Enterprise Network

Re-compete The Next Generation Enterprise Network Re-compete (NGEN-R) is the follow-on to the current NGEN contract. NGEN-R will provide enterprise-wide information technology (IT) services to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN), and the Outside of the Continental United States Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-Net).

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