Godwin takes NMCI helm

Navy Rear Adm. James Basil Godwin III, who began his career as a Navy aviator with experience in acquisition, has officially taken over as director of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet program.

On Friday, Godwin became the second person to hold the title of NMCI director. He is replacing Vice Adm. Charles L. Munns, who left a week ago to take over the helm of the Submarine Allied Command and to serve as commander of the Atlantic Fleet Submarine Force in Norfolk, Va.

Godwin started his acquisition career in 1992 as the lead systems engineer, deputy program manager of the F/A-18 at the Naval Systems Command. He ultimately became program manager and later program executive officer for tactical aircraft programs.

In this position, Godwin managed a network of aviation technology experts and program managers.

With his new assignment, Godwin takes over the $8.82 billion NMCI effort. NMCI will eventually have more than 360,000 users on its integrated voice, video and data portal. EDS Corp. is the lead contractor.

Godwin, of San Antonio, Texas, graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor's in civil engineering.

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