Navy assessing intranet outside U.S.
- By Bill Murray
- Nov 19, 2000
The Navy is conducting a business case analysis to expand the Navy Marine
Corps Intranet to its installations outside the continental United States,
a Navy official said last week.
Such an expansion could include as many as 25,000 Navy users and 9,000 Marines,
said Scott Randall, program director for naval networks and information
assurance at the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. Randall
spoke last week at the Navy Connecting Technology Fall 2000 conference in
The NMCI contract with Electronic Data Systems Corp. features an option
to expand, but the Navy would have to iron out an array of host-nation and
status-of-forces agreements to make it happen.
In the meantime, the overseas locations will receive the same equipment
that EDS is providing under NMCI, which will help reduce training costs,
Randall said. The Navy can make such purchases through its Base Level Information Infrastructure funds.
The business case analysis will help the department abide by provisions
of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, which established the basis for managing
agency IT programs.