OMB hears case for NMCI

OMB hears case for NMCI

The Office of Management and Budget this month questioned Navy and Defense Department officials about plans for funding the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, said Paul Brubaker, DOD's acting deputy chief information officer.

Because the estimated $10 billion outsourcing procurement involves purchasing technology as a service, department officials plan to pay for it largely through operations and maintenance budgets.

NMCI best-and-final offers came in by June 1 following completion of due diligence studies on key Marine Corps and Navy installations, said Lt. Dora Staggs, a spokeswoman for the procurement's program manager.

Computer Sciences Corp., Electronic Data Systems Corp., General Dynamics Corp. and IBM Corp. are bidding for NMCI, an eight-year outsourcing plan for voice, video and data services. Officials plan to forward the data to the House and Senate Armed Services and Appropriations committees by June 21, and could make a July award.

'Bill Murray, Susan M. Menke and Tony Lee Orr

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