Naval Enterprise Networks

The DON CIO is responsible for oversight and management of Naval networks. This includes developing strategy for the Naval Networking Environment (NNE); participating in acquisition milestone gate reviews; and ensuring interoperability, developing policy and providing compliance oversight for the NMCI/CoSC, NGEN, ONE-NET, IT-21, CANES, CEC, CAC2S, MCEN and MCEITS initiatives.* Observation, examination and disposition of the DON's legacy and excepted networks are also included in these oversight activities. Additionally, DON CIO is heavily involved in tracking and coordinating Title 40/Clinger-Cohen Act Compliance confirmation for the networks within its portfolio.

(*Navy Marine Corps Intranet/Continuity of Services Contract, Next Generation Enterprise Network, OCONUS (outside continental United States) Navy Enterprise Network, Information Technology for the 21st Century, Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, Cooperative Engagement Capability, Common Aviation Command and Control System, Marine Corps Enterprise Network, and Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services)

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UNSECNAV Memo - December 2, 2020

The objective of Operation CATTLE DRIVE is to accelerate the modernization and transformation of our IT capabilities by ensuring that decisions made to sunset or rationalize unneeded, obsolete, unproductive, insecure, and un-auditable IT systems and applications are realized.

DON Navy Marine Corps Portal Environment Strategy

DON CIO Memo - July 7, 2011

This memo directs the consolidation of the Department of the Navy's portal and web services into an integrated and centrally governed Navy Marine Corps Portal Environment (NMCP) to enhance an effective security posture and to ensure mission effectiveness, cost savings, interoperability and ease of use. It establishes the vision, goal, objectives and governance to be used to create the framework and enable the DON to ...

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 ...


Memo to Accelerate Modernization and Transformation of DON IT Capabilities Signed by Under Secretary

December 8, 2020

Mr. Gregory J. Slavonic, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy, recently signed a memo with the objective to accelerate the modernization and transformation of DON IT capabilities by ensuring that decisions made to sunset or rationalize unneeded, obsolete, unproductive, insecure, and un-auditable IT systems and applications are realized.

The COVID-19 Impact on Modernize, Innovate and Defend

by Aaron D. Weis - June 1, 2020

It was late February, just three months ago, that we were preparing for the DON IT Conference in San Diego. At the time there were some COVID-19 cases in a nursing home in the state of Washington and there were rumors of an isolated case near San Diego. At the conference, hand sanitizer stations were in place, so we hand sanitized a little more than usual, and some tried to minimize handshakes, but for the most part it ...

DON IT Conference Small Business Networking

May 17, 2019

The 2019 East Coast DON IT Conference, scheduled for June 3-5, will include a Small Business Forum and Speed Networking session providing the opportunity for one-on-one discussions between small business representatives and DON IT leaders. This forum will be held on Monday, June 3, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at the conference hotel, The Hilton Norfolk The Main, in Salon DE on the 4th floor.

DON IT Conference Walk-in Registration

January 23, 2019

Walk-in registration onsite at the West Coast DON IT Conference scheduled for Feb. 13-15 at the San Diego Convention Center will be available for three categories of attendees: 1) Non-TAD DON civilian and military attendees; 2) local and TAD government support contractors who provide a CAC or contact information of government sponsor; and 3) local and TAD non-DON government attendees. The schedule, session ...

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).

NMCI Offers Enterprise Self-Service Tools

June 9, 2014

Did you know that a self-service page exists on NMCI Homeport? NMCI Enterprise Self-Service (ESS) Tools provide users with the freedom and flexibility to perform routine IT tasks on their own time, at their own convenience, without picking up a phone or sending an email.

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?

Update Your NMCI GAL Info Via milConnect

April 14, 2014

Did you know that to update your contact information in the NMCI Global Address List (GAL) you must first update your Defense Enrollment and Eligibility Reporting System information via milConnect?

DON Global Address List Fully Synched

August 12, 2013

The Department of the Navy now has its first-ever, fully synchronized USN/USMC Global Address List (GAL). The DON GAL allows USN/USMC personnel to quickly locate contact information and to send digitally signed and encrypted emails. The GAL contains contact information for users from both services and is updated daily to ensure accuracy. This enables a seamless use of encrypted and digitally signed e-mails between the ...

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 ...

Sea Warrior Supports Afloat Sailors Through Modernized Business IT

July 23, 2012

Afloat business information technology is a large part of the Sea Warrior Program's portfolio. Currently under the umbrella of Navy distance support, the program provides and maintains the IT infrastructure and capabilities to provide at-sea logistics as well as technical and training support to afloat units. ...

'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.

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.

CANES Program Successfully Achieves Critical Design Review

by SPAWAR - July 27, 2011

The Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program recently achieved a significant engineering milestone with the completion of Critical Design Reviews (CDR) for the two competing CANES systems being developed by Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors and Northrop Grumman Information Systems.

NMCP Strategy Document Published

July 12, 2011

The Navy Marine Corps Portal (NMCP) Environment Strategy has been released, directing the consolidation of the Department of the Navy's portal and web services into an integrated and centrally governed environment. This effort is critical to enhancing an effective security posture and to ensure mission effectiveness, cost savings, interoperability and ease of use.

Implementing DON IT/Cyberspace Efficiency Initiatives & Realignment

by Lynda Pierce - May 4, 2011

In the January-March 2011 issue of CHIPS, the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer announced the DON CIO's role in addressing information technology/cyberspace efficiency initiatives and realignment in the Department of the Navy, in response to a memo released by the Under Secretary of the Navy Dec. 3, 2010. The Under Secretary directed the DON CIO to take the lead for this endeavor.

2011 DON Fed 100 Award Winners Announced

March 28, 2011

Three information technology leaders from the Department of the Navy were among this year's Federal 100 Award winners. Federal Computer Week magazine presents the award to 100 professionals from government, industry and academia who have played pivotal roles in affecting how the Federal Government acquires, develops and manages IT.

DON IT/Cyberspace Efficiency Initiatives and Realignment

by Lynda Pierce - January 31, 2011

The Under Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Robert O. Work, signed a memo, dated Dec. 3, 2010, addressing information technology (IT)/cyberspace efficiency initiatives and realignment in the Department of the Navy. The memo underscores the challenge from Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Robert Gates to think about the DON's approach to IT initiatives and to centralize and consolidate efforts where it makes sense. Work ...

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.


Emerging Electromagnetic Spectrum Capabilities

November 16, 2010

"Emerging Electromagnetic Spectrum Capabilities" encourages readers to challenge their status quo perceptions of emerging spectrum technology. The broader Naval benefits of emerging electromagnetic spectrum technologies are addressed and readers are introduced to how these technologies will increase Naval spectrum effectiveness and efficiency. Emerging electromagnetic spectrum technology is often described as ...