Jacobs preps Marine Corps for new IT environment

Jacobs Technology Inc. will help the Marine Corps transition to its new communications system under a task order valued at $12 million.

Under terms of the award, the Fort Walton Beach, Fla., subsidiary of Jacobs Engineering Group will provide support the transition from the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet environment to the next Marine Corps Information Technology environment, according to an announcement from the Defense Department dated Sept. 17.

The support includes financial planning, programming, budgeting and execution of the USMC enterprise budget throughout the Future Year Defense Plan.

It also involves supplying program management activities, USMC representation and coordination with Navy Next Generation Enterprise Network office, the Secure Operational Network Infrastructure Capability Program of Record activities as well as providing expertise in all other forums related to the delivery of this new IT environment, the announcement states.

The work, which is expected to be completed in September 2011, will be performed in Dumfries and Stafford, Va., and Washington, D.C.

The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., of Pasadena, Calif., ranks No. 20 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

Reader Comments

Mon, Sep 20, 2010

NMCI was a good concept, badly executed. But is that a reason to go back to the old way, of everyone rolling their own IT universe? Whatever happened to standardization and a common operating environment? (A rhetorical question, I guess.) Back to business as usual.

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