Retired admiral tapped to steer CSC's pursuit of NGEN contract

CSC has enlisted a Navy officer with an illustrious 31-year career to lead CSC's pursuit of the Navy's multibillion-dollar Next Generation Enterprise Network contract.

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Rear Admiral Kenneth Deutsch (Ret.) has been named vice president and lead executive for Computer Sciences Corp.’s pursuit of the Navy Department’s $14.5 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network contract, the company announced Oct. 21.

In this role, Deutsch will lead CSC’s NGEN strategy, transition and execution. He will report directly to Alan Weakley, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector Defense Group.

Deutsch joined CSC in 2009 as vice president and general manager for information dominance programs within the Defense and Intelligence group, and as CSC’s Defense Department cyber account executive.

During his 31-year Navy career, Deutsch was thoroughly involved in all aspects of naval command and control, communications and enterprise networks. Operationally, he commanded patrol and reconnaissance forces at the squadron, wing, group and task force levels, and was the commander of forces for flying combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the announcement said.

He also served as the chief of the communications and computer networks division, J6T, for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as deputy for resources and requirements in the Space and Information Warfare, Command and Control Division, in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

The Navy earlier this month released a draft request for proposals for NGEN program, offering planning information and seeking questions and comments from contractors interested in bidding on the contract or contracts.

The Navy will hold an NGEN industry day on Oct. 28, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Comments are due to the Naval Enterprise Networks program management office by Oct. 30.

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