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Navy Accelerates NGEN Completion

C4ISR & Networks - April 8, 2014

Navy Trims NGEN Transition Timeline

Federal Computer Week - April 4, 2014

Back On Track

Sea Power - April 1, 2014

Navy's Legacy NMCI Network To Get Another Contract Extension

Government Computer News - February 10, 2014

NGEN Protest Decision Expected From Navy by Aug. 14

Defense Systems - July 29, 2013

DoD Announces long-Awaited NGEN Contract

Federal Computer Week - June 27, 2013

Navy Announces Award of Next Generation Enterprise Network Contract

Defense Media Activity-Navy - June 27, 2013

Navy NGEN Contract Delayed Again

Federal Computer Week - May 30, 2013

Cranking Up The NGEN

Sea Power - May 10, 2013

Navy Finds Billions Of Dollars In Under-The-Radar IT Expenses

Federal News Radio - February 18, 2013

Another Delay for $5B Navy NGEN

Washington Technology - January 31, 2013

Marines Seeking Own IT Warehouse

Federal Computer Week - January 14, 2013

HP Gets $2.1B NMCI Boost

Washington Technology - August 6, 2012

Navy Pushes Back $5B NGEN Bids

Washington Technology - July 23, 2012

Network Helmsman: Building The Navy's Next-Generation Network

Military Information Technology - June 18, 2012

Navy Takes Industry Feedback to Heart in NGEN RFP

Federal News Radio - May 21, 2012

Navy Puts $5B NGEN Focus on Users, Savings

Washington Technology - May 18, 2012

Navy Releases $10B NGEN RFP

Washington Technology - May 10, 2012

Navy Wants iPads for its New Network

NextGov - March 19, 2012

Where's the Navy Next Generation Network RFP?

NextGov - February 16, 2012

Navy Delays RFP on NMCI Replacement

Federal Times - December 14, 2011

Navy Postpones $10B NGEN RFP

Washington Technology - December 9, 2011

NGEN Race Heats Up

Signal Magazine - December 1, 2011

HP Builds NGEN Dream Team, But is it a Slam Dunk?

Washington Technology - November 18, 2011

Navy Embraces Cloud Computing

Fierce Government IT - July 13, 2011

Navy Sails Forward with Future Infrastructure

Defense Systems - January 18, 2011

Navy Plans Seamless Transition to NGEN

Defense Systems - July 9, 2010

Navy Blazes Trail for Joint Network

Defense Systems - April 9, 2009

Official: Sole-Source Contract to Continue NMCI

Federal Computer Week - March 31, 2009

Navy Builds Future Network Environment

Signal Magazine - February 17, 2009

As NMCI Ends, Navy Shifts Net Strategy

Federal Computer Week - February 9, 2009

CANES to Consolidate Shipboard Networks

Defense Systems - February 9, 2009


The DON CIO is responsible for developing the vision, strategy and concept of operations for the Department's future Naval Network Environment (NNE) and its critical first step – the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN). NGEN represents the future vision of the shore-based enterprise network for the DON and is the follow-on to NMCI. Transforming the DON networks, which includes NMCI and later NGEN, into the future NNE will enhance network reliability, adaptability, security and warfighter support. A primary objective is the seamless transition from NMCI to NGEN.

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DON Business Transformation Plan Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report

DON Guidance - December 28, 2012

The DON Business Transformation Plan Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report focuses on the DON's approach to business transformation. It is focused on incremental, evolutionary improvements to operations, making targeted investments in new processes and scaling them to meet enterprise demands. This risk managed and cost sensitive approach also allows the DON to maintain its agility for utilizing new ideas ...

DON DoD Architecture Framework v2.0 Implementation Guidance

DON CIO Memo - March 22, 2010

This memo is an update to the initial DON DODAF 2.0 Guidance, which was released March 2009. It provides implementation guidance on the DON requirements for compliance with DoDAF v2.0 and its underlying data model. Enclosure 1 to the memo has been updated as of June 1, 2010.

IM/IT Policy for Enterprise Interoperability Across the DON Next Generation Enterprise Network

DON CIO Memo - May 15, 2009

Enterprise interoperability across the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) is a critical component of ensuring that NGEN becomes the first step toward achieving the Naval Networking Environment (NNE) 2016 vision and strategy, of ubiquitous access to data and services across the Department of the Navy. This policy memo mandates the implementation of four critical initial enterprise interoperability capabilities as ...

DON Naval Networking Environment (NNE)~2016 Strategic Definition, Scope and Strategy

DON Strategy Document - May 13, 2008

A multidisciplinary team from across the Department of the Navy developed this document, which outlines our future vision for a robust and highly interconnected enterprise networking capability in the 2016 timeframe to fully support the needs of our warfighting and warfighting-support organizations and personnel. The vision and strategy outlined in this document shall be used as a guide for ensuring alignment of our ...

Guide for Developing and Using IT Performance Measurements

DON Guidance - October 1, 2001

The Department of Navy Chief Information Officer has developed information technology capital planning and portfolio management processes to assist DON organizations with their responsibilities and initiatives related to selecting, managing and evaluating IT investments to ensure they are compliant with the Government Performance and Results Act and the Clinger-Cohen Act. The Guide for Developing and Using IT Performance ...


Posturing the Navy for the Future

by Thomas Hicks - October 17, 2014

We are making progress in our efforts to transcend the organizational constructs, processes and technologies of the past. A recent example is the DON information management study, introduced in my last column. With Mr. Halvorsen's departure to become Acting DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO), I was appointed Acting DON CIO to oversee this study and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy on the future ...

NGEN: The DON's Path To The Joint Information Environment

June 30, 2014

NGEN enables the logical evolution of the DON's Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) to the mature, comprehensive enterprise network that will be required by the Joint Information Environment (JIE).

NGEN: It's Not the Network - Continued

May 26, 2014

Because NMCI is "the network" for so many users (nearly 800,000), a continuation of what the new NGEN contract that services NMCI means to its customer base is important. Here are four key facts about NGEN you should know. ...

NGEN: It's Not The Network

May 12, 2014

Did you know that NGEN is a contract and not a network?

NGEN Phase of NMCI Contract Awarded

July 1, 2013

On June 27, the Department of the Navy announced the award of the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) phase of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract.

What's Next for NGEN?

September 17, 2012

As the original Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract/system ended on Sept 30, 2010, the transition to the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) began in fiscal year 2011 with the Continuity of Services Contract (CoSC). CoSC provides a bridge between NMCI and NGEN. NGEN, which will serve as the DON's replacement for NMCI, will provide a secure, standardized, end-to-end, shore-based information technology ...

'Virtual' is NMCI's Increasing Reality

July 6, 2012

Ask any IT systems manager what tops their network to-do list, and virtualization is likely to be in the first or second spot. The same is true for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), which begins a United States Navy only limited deployment of Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) seats this year. ...

NGEN RFP Released

May 9, 2012

The Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) Program Management Office/Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) Program has released the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for transport and enterprise services.

Negotiating Contracts for Cloud-Based Software

by Gretchen Kwashnik - January 17, 2012

The federal government's "cloud first" policy, as part of the Federal Chief Information Officer's "25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management," requires federal agencies to consider cloud computing before making new IT investments and to move at least three applications to the cloud by May 2012.

As NGEN Contract Competition Wages, NMCI Holds Down the Fort

by Jessica Pelenberg - November 9, 2011

CAPT Shawn Hendricks, manager of the Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) Program Office, has issued a challenge to industry providers looking to compete for the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract: be innovative to lower costs.

NNE~2016 Strategy Paper Released

May 14, 2008

The DON CIO recently released the DON Naval Networking Environment (NNE)~2016 Strategic Definition, Scope, and Strategy Paper. This document outlines the vision for a robust and highly interconnected enterprise networking capability in the 2016 timeframe to fully support the needs of our warfighters and warfighter-support organizations and personnel. The vision and strategy outlined in the NNE~2016 paper will be used as ...

What is NGEN?

February 14, 2008

NGEN at a Glance: The Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) will be the follow-on to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). NGEN is the first step towards achieving the Department of the Navy’s future vision of a fully integrated Naval Networking Environment (NNE). The NGEN initiative is in the pre-decision phase; requirements are currently being defined and approved. The DON has actively engaged with ...

On the Horizon: New Navy Network

by Karen E. Thuermer, Military Information Technology - February 13, 2008

With time ticking away on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet contract due to expire in 2010, Department of the Navy officials are working hard to formulate what they see as the next generation enterprisewide intranet network.

CHIPS Magazine

Rear Adm. Kohler Engages with IDC Sailors During Visit to Korea

by MC1 (SW/AW) Frank Andrews, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs - February 10, 2015

Five Years of Innovation and Operational Excellence

by Command Master Chief (IDW/SW) Jon R. Taylor - February 9, 2015

FCC Announces 2014 Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year

80 Years of Excellence for the Navy Information Warfare/Cryptology Community

by Master Chief Cryptologic Technician Collection, James D. Eaton, Lead Chief Petty Officer, Navy Cryptologic Office (N9), U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet - January-March 2015

Harnessing Information Power

by U.S. Navy Captains James H. Mills and Danelle Barrett - January-March 2015

Leveraging Information Dominance Warfare as an Instrument of Naval Power

JIE Brings Capabilities Focused on Improving Joint Cybersecurity

by Ms. Carla Carrillo, JIE Coordination Office Lead - January-March 2015

Navy is Committed to the Joint Information Environment

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6) - January-March 2015

Navy Reserve — Ready, Innovative, Agile

by Sharon Anderson - January-March 2015

Navy Supports IC ITE Deployment

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6) - January-March 2015

PEO-EIS Industry Day to be Held March 26

by PEO EIS News - January-March 2015

Register Now for DON IT Conference, East Coast 2015

by DON CIO - January-March 2015

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

by Mukesh Barot, Navy IT Service Management Office, and Phil Withers, Navy ITSMO Contractor Support Staff - January-March 2015

A Multi-Part IT Service Management Novella, Part 3: “The Measure of Success”

Nominations for DON IM/IT Excellence Awards Due Jan. 7

by DON CIO Communications Team - December 23, 2014

SPAWAR Technical Director Receives Presidential Award

by Krishna M. Jackson, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public Affairs - December 22, 2014

CNO Visits US Fleet Cyber Command, Presents Navy Unit Commendation Award

by U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Public Affairs - December 18, 2014

A Message from the DON CIO

by Tom Hicks - October-December 2014

Posturing the Navy for the Future

Editor's Notebook

by Sharon Anderson - October-December 2014

Spectrum and Naval Enterprise Networks

Mr. Matt Swartz Talks about Task Force Cyber Awakening

by CHIPS Magazine - October-December 2014

Navy Task Force Cyber Awakening Lead

Navy Accelerates Migration to Windows 7

by CHIPS Magazine - October-December 2014

NMCI Powered by NGEN

by Sharon Anderson - October-December 2014

Rob Wolborsky, Executive Director SPAWAR Fleet Readiness Directorate and Capt. John Robey, Fleet Support Program Manager

by Tina Stillions, Public Affairs Specialist SPAWAR Headquarters - October-December 2014

SPAWAR Cyber Readiness Team talks about ongoing efforts for the fleet

Task Force Cyber Awakening

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6) - October-December 2014

OPNAV N2/N6 takes the lead

TFCA on milSuite

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6) - October-December 2014

A new site dedicated to collaboration on Navy cybersecurity topics, issues and programs

CNO Visits Navy Cyber Forces

by Navy Cyber Forces Public Affairs - September 26, 2014

NAVIDFOR TYCOM stand up Oct. 1

Navy's Journey to the JIE and IC ITE

by Sharon Anderson - September 15, 2014

A process not a destination

CNO’s Navigation Plan 2015 – 2019 Sets Course Direction

by Sharon Anderson - August 20, 2014

Once again highlights Information Dominance capabilities

Command and Control within the Cyber Awakening

by Sharon Anderson - July-September 2014

OPNAV N2/N6’s Matt Swartz Talks About How the Navy Gets Enterprise Right for the Fleet

Darren A. Sawyer Discusses the Navy Intelligence Community Enterprise Information Technology Transition

by CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2014

Senior Advisor for Navy Intelligence Enterprise Information Technology

Dr. John A. Zangardi Discusses NGEN, CANES and IT Cost Savings

by CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2014

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for C4I, IO, and Space

The Mission Driven Network

by U.S. Navy Captains Danelle Barrett and James H. Mills - July-September 2014

Finding the Synergy Between Joint and Naval Information Systems to Deliver Tailored Capabilities

U.S. Navy Continues to Drive IT Cost Efficiencies

by Janice C. Haith, Director, Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer – Navy (DDCIO-N) - July-September 2014

Janice C. Haith, DDCIO-N, discusses Navy IT savings

Vice Adm. Ted Branch Says Navy Information Dominance Strategy is SOLID

by Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6) - July-September 2014

Vice Admiral Jan E. Tighe, first female commander of a numbered fleet in U.S. Navy history, talks about information warfare

by CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2014

Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet

Victor Gavin, One of the DON’s Biggest Buyers of Business IT Solutions Talks about Modernization

by CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2014

Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems

DON IT Conference Presentations Available

by DON CIO Enterprise IT Policy & Communications Team - June 30, 2014

DON IT Conference To Begin June 24

by DON CIO News Release - June 16, 2014

Capt. Gene Costello and Capt. Douglas Powers

by CHIPS Magazine - April-June 2014

Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command and Commanding Officer, Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command Talk Cybersecurity and the Insider Threat

Editor's Notebook

by Sharon Anderson - April-June 2014

The Navy's Goal is Information Dominance

The Navy IT Service Management Office

by Mukesh Barot - April-June 2014

Empowering Enterprise IT

The U.S. Navy Successfully Accelerates Move to NGEN Contract

by Sharon Anderson, CHIPS Senior Editor - April-June 2014

Migration will save about $20 million per month

DON CIO Congratulates Award Winners

by DON Enterprise IT Policy and Communications - February 20, 2014

All Roads Lead to Information Dominance

by Sharon Anderson - January-March 2014

Advanced Technology Underpins Navy’s Information Dominance Capability and Vision

Capt. Michael Abreu

by CHIPS Magazine - January-March 2014

Program Manager, Naval Enterprise Networks Program Management Office (PMW 205)

What’s New With NMCI and What Does It Mean to You

by MC1(IDW/SW/AW) Elizabeth L. Burke, NETWARCOM Public Affairs - January-March 2014

Marines Upgrade to More Secure, Innovative Information Technology System

by Sgt. Justin M. Boling - July-September 2013

Next Generation Enterprise Network Contract Enables Greater Innovation and Advanced Technology

by Sharon Anderson - July-September 2013

NGEN Provides Cost Transparency and Will Save $1 Billion over Five-Year Contract Life


Fast Facts

February 11, 2013

The Fast Fact series provides pithy facts and news briefs about Department of the Navy IT initiatives, business transformation efforts and success stories.