The Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) represents the continuous evolution of the Department of the Navy’s (DON) enterprise networks and will provide secure, net-centric data and services to the Navy and Marine Corps personnel.
NGEN is the follow-on acquisition approach to providing enterprise network services that were originally consolidated in 2000 under the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract, which is considered the U.S. government’s largest information technology (IT) outsourcing program, providing IT services to more than 700,000 Navy and Marine Corps users. The goals during the transition from NMCI to NGEN are to maintain continuity of services, provide an increased level of Government control, maintain information security, remain within fiscal parameters and minimize time to transition to NGEN.
NGEN is part of the Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) Program Office that manages the acquisition life-cycle of the Department of the Navy’s (DON) enterprise-wide information technology (IT) networks. NEN’s portfolio includes the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), the OCONUS Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-Net) and the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN). NEN provides program management of the NMCI Continuity of Services Contract (CoSC), while continuing to develop the acquisition approach and transition strategy roadmap for NGEN’s successful implementation. NEN unifies the DON’s terrestrial networks and data management to improve capability and service while saving significant dollars by focusing efforts under one program office and one enterprise network construct.
NEN is part of the DON’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS), which oversees a portfolio of enterprise-wide information technology programs designed to enable common business processes and provide standard IT capabilities to Sailors at sea, Marines in the field and their support systems. Established in the spring of 2006, the PEO ensures these programs maximize value to the warfighter by balancing cost with the capability delivered to the end user.