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Navy's $6.9 billion intranet almost a reality

Officials from the U.S. Navy and Electronic Data Systems Corp., the prime contractor for the multibillion-dollar Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (N/MCI), said today that more than 80% of the planned number of N/MCI desktop seats will be deployed by the end of this year, allowing the service to claim an initial victory in what has been and may still be a turbulent journey. Speaking here at the first Navy/Marine Corps Intranet Industry Symposium, Rear Adm. Charles Munns, director of N/MCI, said that to date 75,000 seats have been successfully moved over to the intranet and another 215,000 are now being shifted from thousands of legacy applications and proprietary networks to the single, standardized and integrated intranet owned and operated by EDS. “N/MCI has taken hold and is moving forward,” said Munns. “It’s more than half in place now, and by the end of the year it will be essentially there.” Full Story

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