Letter to the editor

The Navy Marine Corps Intranet is a total waste of the taxpayers' money and should be terminated by Congress as soon as possible.

At best, it's seat management at a very high price. For the per-seat cost of NMCI, the Navy can replace all of its computers every year. Additionally, because NMCI is such a difficult and limiting environment to operate in, we are starting to see folks maintaining two computer systems — one NMCI blessed and one that meets their unique requirements.

Congress should ask the General Accounting Office to look into NMCI. Someone needs to determine what this huge investment is buying besides poorly conceived and administered PC seat management.

The writing is on the wall, the program is running behind schedule, over budget, and the users are unhappy with it. Congress and the Navy ought to put their glasses on and read the what's on the wall.

Tony Velentzas

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