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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.

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