The U.S. Navy owns the world’s largest “purpose built” network.
The Navy/Marine Corps Intranet–NMCI–is bigger than anything the Army operates, or the Air Force. Or even the Defense Department.
It is second only to the Internet itself in terms of scale.
Now, the Navy has plans to make it even bigger.
“The resources look to be declining and all the security needs and the appetite keeps increasing,” said Brian Broene, the Navy’s deputy director of network operations. “We want to be better able to command and control our networks.”
Some 700,000 sailors, marines and civilians spread out across the United States, Japan and Puerto Rico rely on the Navy’s intranet every day.