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Navy looking for more answers for recompete of the NGEN contract

The Navy is looking for answers about cloud, command and control and productivity issues they want addressed in the next NGEN contract.

The NGEN contract is the Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network contract worth $3.4 billion and currently held by HP Enterprise Services. It expires in 2018.

In a new RFI, the Navy wants industry to write white papers that address three problem statements. Each problem statement should get its own white paper.

The first one is on the Navy Private Cloud. The Navy is trying to follow the cloud-first requirements set by the government and wants to know what is the best approach given several factors. These factors include re-using existing government infrastructure, how to change users thinking about adopting cloud technologies, and what the cloud means for application optimization.

The second problem statement deals with assured command and control and situation awareness. Because of how critical the NGEN is to Navy operations, the service wants to increase the situational awareness of what is going on in the network.

Some questions they want answered include how to achieve 99.999 percent end-to-end availability, including the technologies, services and architecture needed. How will a common operational picture be achieved?

They also want data analytics and business intelligence, user profiles, and threat analytics and remediation capabilities.

The third problem statement is about productivity optimization and the Navy wants recommendations on how to optimize productivity through private, commercial and hybrid cloud implementations. They are interested in things such as private versus commercial versus hybrid cloud, on-premises versus off-premises, software as a service, identity management and other items.

The white papers should demonstrate how well you understand the problem statements.

The RFI lists relevant points that must be covered in section 2 of the white paper. Each point must be covered but section 2 also can be no more than three pages.

The white papers are due Aug. 11.

There are two files at this link that provide the RFI and instructions for responding to the RFI. 

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Jul 22, 2016 at 10:29 AM


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