NGEN RFP Released

Published, 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.

The RFP release was announced via or The closing date for the proposal solicitation is July 18.

"The release of the RFP is a significant milestone and it reflects critical insight from industry as we compete the world's largest enterprise network," said NEN Program Manager Capt. Shawn Hendricks, U.S. Navy. The comments from our ongoing dialogue with industry were carefully reviewed and reflected in the government's position in the NGEN RFP."

The contract(s) award is anticipated for February 2013.

Navy's NEN to hold media roundtable May 18:

WHO: Navy Capt. Shawn Hendricks, program manager for the NEN Program Office that manages NGEN and Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) programs

WHAT: Media roundtable

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
*Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m.; please bring U.S. government issued identification.

WHERE: 1225 South Clark St., Suite 1000, CG2, Arlington, VA 22202-4380

FORMAT: Brief remarks by Capt. Hendricks; media will be invited to ask questions of Capt. Hendricks in a round-robin fashion

RSVP: Please contact NEN Public Affairs at for questions or to participate. RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 16.

About NEN

The NEN Program Office manages the acquisition life-cycle of the Department of the Navy's enterprise-wide information technology networks. NEN's portfolio includes NMCI, the Base Level Information Infrastructure for the Outside of the Continental United States Navy Enterprise Network and NGEN. NEN unifies the Navy's terrestrial networks and data management to improve capability and service while saving significant dollars by focusing efforts under one program office and one enterprise network construct.

About NMCI

NMCI is the DON's shore-based enterprise network in the continental United States and Hawaii, providing a single integrated, secure information technology 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 security.

More information about Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems programs can be found at:


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