What's Next for NGEN?
Published, 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 capability for voice, video and data communications. …
The next step for NGEN, which will be a government owned /government operated solution with vendor support for the United States Marine Corps (USMC), and a government owned /contractor operated solution with government oversight for the Navy, is to begin the transition process. The USMC transition to NGEN is scheduled to be completed by May 2013. The transition of Navy services to NGEN is scheduled for April 2014.
NGEN is not only critical to government command, control and enhanced information assurance for the Navy, but it is foundational to the future DON network enterprise ashore. It will give the Navy greater visibility of its network enterprise services and cost information. It will also allow a more varied range of solutions that ensure the best value for the DON network.
Facts and Figures:
- NGEN will provide a 24/7 enterprise level service, with four network operation centers and three enterprise service desks.
- It will be deployed to approximately 400,000 workstations and laptops while creating nearly 800,000 NGEN user accounts and serving more than 3,000 locations in the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska and Okinawa.
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