DON CIO Memo - July 31, 2013
This memo discusses Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD), one cost saving possibility under evaluation. With HVD, instead of software loaded onto a computer, a network-centric virtual desktop is provided from a data center, giving the user increased flexibility, mobility, productivity and security.
DON CIO Memo - July 20, 2011
This memo establishes a moratorium to halt all Department of the Navy investment (to include individual program of record resources) in increased data storage capacity without first determining that existing DON data center capacity is insufficient to meet the storage requirements, and determining it is not more cost effective to expand capacity in an existing DON owned Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Navy ...
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 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 ...
DON CIO Memo - February 2, 2001
This memo provides amplifying information concerning the extent to which claimants must apply the minimum criteria for services acquired from the NMCI contract.
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 ...
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).
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. ...
May 12, 2014
Did you know that NGEN is a contract and not a network?
April 28, 2014
Did you know you can perform your own NMCI troubleshooting for Department of Defense (DoD) website access problems?
August 2, 2013
With the effects of sequestration still being felt, the Department of the Navy continues to look for innovative ways to decrease information technology spending. One cost saving possibility under evaluation is the Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD). With HVD, instead of software loaded onto a computer, a network-centric virtual desktop is provided from a data center, giving the user increased flexibility, mobility, ...
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.
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 ...
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. ...
May 25, 2012
The Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) worked with the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) program office to deliver a highly capable tablet-style laptop to support their quest to recruit today's tech-savvy youth. Recruiters' use of state-of-the-art technology helps convey the fact that today's Navy knows how to effectively utilize current and modern information technology. ...
May 11, 2012
The Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) continues to improve its security profile by increasing the use of smartcard credentials for network authentication. The network has established interoperability with Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smartcards issued by non-Department of Defense agencies and departments. ...
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.
April 30, 2012
The Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) has been operational for more than 10 years and serves more than 810,000 users across the country. The network continues to mature every day with the implementation of new solutions and security measures designed to help Sailors and Marines perform their mission critical tasks more effectively and efficiently. ...
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.
by Mike Hernon - October 27, 2011
The Department of the Navy anticipates that personnel will begin teleworking in significant numbers when a new telework policy is released shortly. As a result, there will be explosive growth in the number of users who need to connect to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet and other government networks from remote locations, primarily from a home office, but also from other locations via cellular or Wi-Fi networks.
July 25, 2011
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer signed out formal data center consolidation guidance officially establishing a moratorium on the purchase of additional data center capacity.
March 25, 2009
NMCI has begun deploying software associated with collaboration tools offered through the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The software is being delivered to users via a Radia software push. As a result, users will begin to see Jabber and IBM Sametime chat programs in their “start programs” menu. These tools are intended to increase connectivity and collaboration across the DoD enterprise. Users who do not see ...
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 ...
by Enterprise Services Management Team - February 29, 2008
Stronger and improved security settings were implemented for all NMCI BlackBerry devices in February. These settings comply with mandatory security policies to protect the devices from unauthorized access and to change features that pose potential security vulnerabilities.
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 ...
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.