Text of Adm. Jay Johnson's message to all Navy commands about the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet

R 101341Z JAN 00 ZYB MIN PSN 367230F21

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N00//

TO NAVADMIN

INFO UNSECNAV WASHINGTON DC//USN//

DON CIO WASHINGTON DC//JJJ//

CMC WASHINGTON DC//CMC//

UNCLAS PERSONAL FOR ALL FLAG OFFICERS, COMMANDERS, COMMANDING

OFFICERS AND OFFICERS IN CHARGE FROM JOHNSON//N00000//

NAVADMIN 004/00

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO N00//

SUBJ/NAVY/MARINE CORPS INTRANET//

RMKS/1. SECNAV, AND I HAVE DIRECTED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NAVY/MARINE CORPS

NTRANET (N/MCI) TO PROVIDE ENTERPRISE WIDE, END-TO-END INFORMATION NETWORK

CAPABILITY. CURRENTLY, MANY COMMANDS THROUGHOUT DON PROCURE, ADMINISTER, AND OPERATE THEIR OWN INFORMATION SYSTEMS; AN APPROACH THAT IS EXPENSIVE, VULNERABLE, AND INEFFICIENT.

THIS APPROACH ALSO RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR UNIQUELY TRAINED PERSONNEL TO OPERATE, MAINTAIN, AND INTEGRATE WHAT ARE OFTENTIMES TOTALLY DISPARATE SYSTEMS. THIS VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS AND SECURITY MECHANISMS IMPEDES THE SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION, AND INCREASES TRAINING COSTS.

2. THE N/MCI WILL PROVIDE IMPROVED VOICE, VIDEO, AND DATA SERVICE TO ALL NAVAL ACTIVITIES ENABLING PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS IN WARFARE AND WARFARE SUPPORT. THE PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICER, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (PEO-IT), HAS BEEN DIRECTED TO PROCURE N/MCI AS A SERVICE, BASED ON KEY MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE, APPLIED AGAINST A DESIGN REFERENCE MISSION, AND AT A FIXED PRICE PER SEAT COST.

THE REINVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE (RII) GROUP, COMPOSED OF SENIOR LEADERSHIP FROM EACH OF THE DON'S CLAIMANTS, HAS BEEN TASKED WITH IDENTIFYING THE FUNDING FOR THIS EFFORT.

3. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THESE OBJECTIVES AND IMPLEMENT THE N/MCI AS WE HAVE PLANNED, SUBSCRIPTION TO THIS SERVICE WILL BE MANDATORY FOR ALL NAVY COMMANDS. ONCE THE CONTRACT HAS BEEN AWARDED, COMMANDS WILL TRANSITION FROM THEIR CURRENT NETWORK TO THE N/MCI.

THE ARTICULAR DETAILS WILL BE WORKED OUT VIA TRANSITION PLANS FORMULATED BY THE PEO AND CLAIMANTS, WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SELECTED CONTRACTOR. IN THE INTERIM, ANY NAVY COMMAND ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT WITH A VENDOR FOR N/MCI-LIKE SERVICES WILL ENSURE THAT THE CONTRACT CAN BE TERMINATED AFTER ONE YEAR IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE THE TRANSITION TO THE N/MCI.

4. I KNOW THAT YOU ALL SHARE THESE AIMS AND YOUR SUPPORT IS CRITICAL TO OUR SUCCESS. THANKS AND ALL THE BEST.

5. RELEASED BY ADM JAY L. JOHNSON, CNO.//

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