via Information Week Government
The Navy has sketched out data center and cloud computing plans for a multibillion dollar, next-generation network it’s building for both naval forces and the Marine Corps.
The Navy aims to reduce its non-tactical IT budget by 25% through the deployment of the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN), and to do that will consolidate the more than 80 data centers it currently has and move on-premises software to the cloud, according to two separaterequests for information (RFIs) posted on FedBizOpps.gov.
NGEN is a network the Navy is building to be a modern replacement for the Navy Marines Corps Intranet (NMCI), which is no longer flexible nor scalable enough to suit the military’s needs. HP last June won a potentially more than $3 billion award to build NGEN, which is expected to cost $50 billion through 2025.