Quantico Marines first to join Navy's intranet

The Quantico, Va., Marine Corps Base is the first Corps site to begin the transition to the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet.

The base awarded a task order for 6,786 unclassified NMCI computer seats and services to contractor EDS Corp. and its subcontractors on the Information Strike Force.

The first of three transition phases began in February.

Strike Force teams are collecting data about the base's IT hardware and security and counting the legacy applications the base's workers use.

Teams also are assessing the base area network, LANs, and desktop PC and server environments, said Lynda A. Lukschander, program manager for the Corps' NMCI IT Infrastructure.

EDS assumed responsibility for the base's PC operations late last month, entering the second phase of the transition. The base will cut over completely to NMCI on May 5, in the third phase.

Following Quantico's move to NMCI, the National Capital Region, including the Marine Corps' headquarters, will begin cutting over to the intranet, officials said.

NMCI ultimately will link voice, video and data communications at more than 300 Navy and Marine Corps installations.

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