UBy David F. Carr | Posted 2004-04-04 Email Print
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps hired EDS to build a single, secure network, but unexpected complexities have left the project at sea..S. Navy Base Case">
U.S. Navy Base Case
Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) Office: 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 685-5510
Business: To provide the computers and networks for the "shoreside" operations of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
Leaders: NMCI director Rear Admiral Charles Munns; Department of the Navy chief information officer Dave Wennergren.
Project Spending: $758.95 million in NMCI expenses booked in fiscal year 2003, more than $1.5 billion expected this year.
Challenge: Replace fragmented networks and inconsistent computer architecture with a single, secure enterprise network.
- Originally, to complete conversion by 2001; now aiming for sometime in 2005.
- Reduce the number of applications on the network from about 100,000 to fewer than 30,000.
- Make incentive payments to outsourcer when more than 85% of users report a favorable experience.
- Reduce total cost of ownership for each desktop or laptop computer, from $3,851 to $3,741.