Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services (HPES), Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $138 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N00039-10-D-0010) for the continuity of services contract (CoSC) for Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). The modification includes increasing the contract ceiling from $5,603,792,250 to $5,741,792,250, and adding an option to extend the period of performance by three months, from July 1, 2014, to Sept. 30, 2014. The NMCI services are currently provided under the CoSC, which was awarded to HPES in order to continue providing information technology (IT) services following the expiration of the original NMCI contract.
AT&T Mobility L.L.C., Hanover, Maryland; Sprint-Nextel, Reston, Virginia; T-Mobile USA Incorporated, Bellevue, Washington; and Verizon Wireless, Laurel, Maryland, are each being awarded contract modifications to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award task order contracts supporting the Department of Navy (DoN) Wireless Services Program. This modification will increase the ceiling amount of the option period by $77,600,000 and will extend the option period by four months for each of the four contracts. This effort is necessary to enable DoN to meet its wireless service requirements due to an increased usage and influx of former Navy/Marine Corps Intranet contract users.
PSI Sierra LLC, California, Maryland, is being awarded a $9,479,842 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-08-D-0006) to exercise an option for technical services in support of the Information Technology/Information Management Department at Naval Air Systems Command/Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland. The services to be provided include: video technology support, national help desk support, Navy Marine Corps Intranet Customer Technical Representative support. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Just as easily as a car bearing a pre-paid sticker automatically passes through a smart-card-operated tollbooth, sailors will be able to pass from ship to shore, and vice versa-and access networks-using new U.S. Navy-developed identification (ID) technology. Daniel P. Taylor discusses this new program, known as CANES-for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services-in his article "Shipboard and Land Networks to Become Shipmates" in this issue of SIGNAL Magazine.
On race day, the rallying cry is "Gentlemen, start your engines!" But in the case of the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN)-that opening shot is being delayed by nearly three and a half years via a continuity-of-services (CoS) contract designed to accommodate the complexities of a full-scale transition from the current 10-year-old Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). Originially slated to hit the track in October, based on an April 2009 CoS contract with NMCI vendor Electronic Data Systems (since acquired by Hewlett-Packard), officials realized the switchover would take more effort and time to complete.
The sea service seeks to extend NMCI’s lifetime just in case its replacement is delayed.
The Department of the Navy is looking to lengthen the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) continuity of services contract if its new Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) program is delayed beyond its expected April 30, 2014 switchover date. But, even if NGEN proceeds according to schedule, the NMCI contract ceiling still will be exceeded in September 2013, requiring additional funds to keep the legacy network running.