Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN)
Next Generation Enterprise Network

The Department of the Navy is poised to begin the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) phase of information technology services on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI).

NGEN is the acquisition approach and contract vehicle to providing enterprise network services that were originally consolidated in 2000 under the NMCI contract.

Initially, network capabilities provided under the NGEN contract(s) will remain the same as the services provided by the NMCI contract in 2010.

NGEN will increase government operational and design control of the network and requisite information assurance enhancements to meet evolving security requirements. Other benefits include: 

  • Better visibility into costs
  • The potential for increased industry competition
  • The potential for enhanced cost efficiencies and improved innovation

The NGEN acquisition approach will allow NMCI to transition from a monolithic model to a segmented business model that allows for periodic competition of segmented services. Under the current contract, all network services were competed as a single package.

The transition of NMCI services to the NGEN vendors will begin upon award of the NGEN contract(s) and is expected to take up to 13 months.

NMCI is one of the largest intranets in the world, providing end-to-end secure IT services to more than 400,000 computers and 800,000 users across 2,500 locations that vary from major bases to single user locations.


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NGEN Press Kit
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Press Releases

GAO NGEN Contract Award Protest Decision
Oct. 31, 2013

Department of Defense Announces NGEN Contract Award
June 27, 2013

Navy Announces Adjustment to Anticipated NGEN Contract Award Date
Jan. 31, 2-13

Navy Releases Request for Proposals for NMCI Follow-On
May 10, 2012

NGEN Draft Request for Proposals Released
Sept. 30, 2011

Navy Combines Two Program Offices Into Naval Enterprise Networks
Feb. 25, 2011


















Additional Coverage

What You Need to Know About the Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Network
Navy Live blog, July 1, 2013

NGEN Phase of NMCI Contract Awarded
DON CIO Fast Facts, July 1, 2013

Navy Announces Award of Next Generation Enterprise Network Contract 
Navy News Service, June 27, 2013

Department of the Navy Issues Update About NGEN Contract(s) Award
CHIPS Magazine, May 29, 2013

Navy Enterprise Networks Releases 1,100-Page NGEN Request for Proposal
CHIPS Magazine, July-September 2012

Navy Releases Request for Proposals for NMCI Follow-On
Navy News Service, May 10, 2012

As NGEN Contract Competition Nears, NMCI Holds Down the Fort
Navy News Service, Nov. 10, 2011

Naval Enterprise Networks: The Future of Naval IT
Chips Magazine, April-June 2011

From Stovepiped Silos to NMCI, the Department of the Navy's Integrated Enterprise Network
CHIPS Magazine, January-March 2011

Getting from NMCI to NGEN
CHIPS Magazine, January-March 2010

Department of the Navy Releases Service Specifications for NGEN
CHIPS Magazine, January-March 2009

Top 10 Questions About NGEN with Answers from DON CIO Rob Carey
CHIPS Magazine, January-March 2009

Department of the Navy Releases Service Specifications for NGEN
Navy News Service, Dec. 11, 2008


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Updated: 11/4/2013 12:09 PM EST   Published (1.0)