NAVY

HP, Navy claim early NGEN success

The Navy and Hewlett-Packard Co. are hitting some early milestones ahead of schedule as the service transitions from the old Navy-Marine Corps Intranet contract to the new Next Generation Enterprise Network.

According to FCW.com’s coverage of a briefing last week, the Navy and HP said that delays because of bid protests following HP’s contract award pushed back the transition deadline.

But now it looks like the transition will be completed 88 days early. The contract had a 400-day transition period. HP and the Navy expect the transition to NGEN to be completed by December.

Another plus for the $3.5 billion contract is that the Navy claims it is already saving $20 million a month.

NGEN is a massive network support contract that supports 400,000 seats and 800,000 users.

HP was the incumbent on NMCI and won NGEN over Computer Sciences and Harris Corp.

Reader Comments

Wed, Apr 9, 2014 Dave

To the comments above: NMCI and NGEN are different vehicles providing services in a vastly different model. Transitioning in less than a year to a completely new model of managing and delivering services for a vehicle of that magnitude is an accomplishment worthy of note.

Tue, Apr 8, 2014 Gman

It is great to see that HP is able to quiet all of its critics by completing its tasks ahead of schedule and saving the Navy millions during this administration's military downsizing.

Tue, Apr 8, 2014

They had the NMCI contract for ten years--you have to ask why it took the incumbent 312 days to transition. Big deal

Tue, Apr 8, 2014 Roy Cornwell United States

Successfully transitioning a contract to yourself might be a bit of a low bar.

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close
SEARCH
 Top 100 Slideshow
contracts DB

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Read More

  • Is SBA MIA on contractor fraud? Nick Wakeman

    Editor Nick Wakeman explores the puzzle of why SBA has been so silent on the latest contractor fraud scandal when it has been so quick to act in other cases. Read More

Webcasts