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NMCI leader to leave

One of the Navy's key civilians in charge of implementing the Navy Marine Corps Intranet contract is leaving the program office.

David Litchfield, the retired Marine who serves as the Navy's deputy program executive officer for information technology, said he is leaving Jan. 26. Litchfield said his departure is not based on any unhappiness with NMCI. He will return to work at the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Electronic Data Systems Corp. won the eight-year, $6.9 billion NMCI contract for outsourcing the Navy and Marine Corps' voice, video and data services on Oct. 6.

A Vietnam veteran, Litchfield served more than 30 years in the Marine Corps before retiring in July 1999. He then worked as a senior systems analyst for the assistant secretary of Defense for command, control, communications and intelligence before joining PEO-IT.

OPM readies training contract

Need help developing a human resources system? The Office of Personnel Management has launched a follow-on contract designed to help agencies do just that.

OPM issued a request for proposals this month for its Training and Management Assistance program. The contract will provide a pool of pre- approved companies that agencies can hire to develop training and strategic human resources management solutions.

These solutions include technology-based training products, knowledge management systems, human resources system development and integration, and performance management. The majority of projects offered under the contract will center around or incorporate learning technology.

The current TMA contract expires Sept. 30.

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