NMCI prices raise eyebrows at Navy

NMCI prices raise eyebrows at Navy

By Thomas R. Temin

GCN Staff

MARCH 19—Navy agencies are starting to grumble about the prices EDS Corp. is charging for seats under the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet contract.

The head of systems for one agency, who asked not to be identified, said his office would like to go along with the servicewide outsourcing program but is startled at the per-seat charges. For example, he said, a high-end workstation can end up costing as much as $9,000 per year.

Particularly rankling, he said, are the various small charges, such as a $60 per month fee for a network wall plug in a conference room where there is no resident NMCI seat.

'My chief information officer says they've got to cut those prices 60 percent,' the official said. 'We could back out, but we want to be a player.'

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