Team for Navy intranet buy gets shipshape

Team for Navy intranet buy gets shipshape

By Tony Lee Orr

GCN Staff

The subcontractors are rolling in for the Navy's $6.9 billion information technology outsourcing contract.

Electronic Data Systems Corp., which won the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet contract, selected Raytheon Co. to provide information security for the project under a subcontract worth $250 million over five years. A three-year option could increase the pot by $150 million, Raytheon officials said.

EDS, which has dubbed its NMCI team the Information Strike Force, earlier this month won the long-awaited contract to build, maintain and run communications services for the Navy [GCN, Oct. 16, Page 1]. A chief aim is network consolidation and centralization of LAN management, Navy officials said.

Security work

Raytheon's secure networks group in St. Petersburg, Fla., will design, implement and manage security for NMCI, which will serve 360,000 users at 300 Navy and Marine locations in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, Iceland and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Kasten Chase Applied Research Ltd. of Toronto also will provide security services for the project under a $15 million, five-year contract. Secure RASP Media, which renders data on a PC useless if the machine is stolen, will be among the company's products deployed for NMCI.

EDS also has tapped Wam!net Inc. of Eagan, Minn., and WorldCom Inc. to provide telecommunications, IP support and online programs for the services that EDS will integrate for NMCI.

The Navy has set up the contract using a share-in-savings approach, which is designed to increase vendors' profit on the project in relation to the savings that they bring the service.

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