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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

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 Releases $10B NGEN RFP

Washington Technology - May 10, 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

Navy Sails Forward with Future Infrastructure

Defense Systems - January 18, 2011

Navy Plans Seamless Transition to NGEN

Defense Systems - July 9, 2010

Navy Lays Course for Second Fleet Migration to NMCI

Government Computer News - October 8, 2009

NMCI First to Employ Multiservice Global Address List

Signal Magazine - September 10, 2009

Navy to Test How Network Outages Affect NMCI

Defense Systems - May 13, 2009

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


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Hosted Virtual Desktop Use and Capability

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 Data Center Consolidation Policy Guidance

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 ...

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 ...

Minimum Criteria For Funding Information Technology Investments

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.


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?

Troubleshooting Your Own Website Access Problems On NMCI

April 28, 2014

Did you know you can perform your own NMCI troubleshooting for Department of Defense (DoD) website access problems?

DON to Evaluate Transition to Hosted Virtual Desktop

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, ...

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. ...

State-of-the-Art NMCI Laptops Help NRC Recruit Tech-Savvy Youth

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. ...

NMCI's Ever-Improving Security Profile

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. ...

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.

NMCI Continues to Offer Solutions for Diverse Mission Needs

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. ...

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.

Telework Driving Demand for Remote Access

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.

Data Center Consolidation Guidance Released

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.

NMCI Deploys Collaboration Software

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 ...

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 ...

New BlackBerry Security Settings Take Effect

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.

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.

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DON Working to Use Commercial Services Whenever Feasible

by Dr. John Zangardi, Ph.D. - April-June 2015

Schedule Available for DON IT Conference, East Coast May 6-7, 2015

by DON CIO Communications Team - April-June 2015

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

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

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.