Navy will design a single face for its apps

Navy will design a single face for its apps

The Navy is a few weeks away from establishing a policy that will serve as a blueprint for building an enterprise portal to replace thousands of portals in use throughout the service.

Navy CIO David M. Wennergren said the enterprise portal will be the first thing a sailor or Marine sees when they turn on their desktop or notebook PCs. Ultimately, they will also use the portal, via the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, to access applications that have been Web-enabled.

A single Navy-wide portal 'gives you that customizable look and feel and you don't have to keep reinventing that over and over again' for sites and apps, he said.

The Navy has created the Task Force Web initiative to choose the apps that meet the architectural standards for access via the portal. The task force's chief is Monica Shephard.

'The beauty of having an enterprise portal is as an individual app owner, as an individual command, you don't have to worry in the future about building your own portal,' Wennergren said. 'You can instead focus on content ' and let the enterprise portal, available thru the NMCI workstation, be the front end that does the public-key infrastructure authentication.'

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