NMCI deployment begins at Marine Corps base

The Marine Corps today in earnest starts the transition to the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, as its base in Quantico, Va., turns over operations and maintenance of the base's PC services to EDS Corp.

The work is in the second of three phases for the Quantico base. The NMCI contractor and its team of subcontractors are installing and testing NMCI systems there 'to finalize implementation and cutover plans,' NMCI officials said.

The Marine Corps base has issued EDS a task order for 6,786 unclassified NMCI computers and services.

Setting the task order and initial planning, Phase 1, began in mid-February. Since then, contractor teams have been collecting data about the base's IT hardware and security and identifying legacy applications. Teams have also been assessing the base's network, LANs, and desktop PC and server environments.

The Corps expects the base to complete its cutover to NMCI by May 5.

Following Quantico's shift to NMCI, Corps facilities in metropolitan Washington, including headquarters, will start rolling out NMCI.

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