The Army, over the next two years, plans to fundamentally reshape the way it delivers IT on its bases with an “as-a-service” delivery model.
The Navy’s Program Executive Office-Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions issued the Next Generation Enterprise Network Recompete (NGEN-R) for service management, integration and transport services.
A day after releasing one half of the final NGEN RFP, the Navy releases a draft version of the other, saying it’s made several changes.
NGEN program officials are meeting with Defense acquisition bosses this week, anticipating approvals for a final solicitation on July 31.
A one-page memo restructures the Navy Department’s organizational chart, includes the elimination of the once-powerful office of the Navy CIO.
Marines still aspire to let troops bring their own devices to work, but the corps’ top IT official says its current mobility strategy is “on the wrong trajectory.”
The Navy says it’s writing the next version of its Next Generation Enterprise Network contract so that it can offload email and other services to DISA’s forthcoming commercial offering for unified communications, whenever it becomes available.
The Navy released a request for information flagging cloud computing as one of the IT domains that it may break apart from the next NGEN contract — expected to be awarded to a new vendor or vendors sometime next year.
But both services say they hope to use the recompetition of NGEN to give commercial industry more of a hand in the IT services they’re providing to sailors and marines.
The new Navy Cybersecurity division will be part of the headquarters staff, giving it reach both into the service’s resourcing decisions and its acquisition processes.