Navy-Marine Corps Intranet now accessible via laptop
- By Dawn S. Onley
- Aug 18, 2005
The Navy recently deployed a broadband solution to enable users to log onto the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet portal from their laptop computers.
EDS Corp., prime contractor on NMCI, began a phased rollout of a Broadband Unclassified Remote Access Solution (BuRAS) to the Navy department's 60,000 NMCI laptop users. Users will be able to remotely connect to the NMCI network through high-speed Internet connections.
'The BuRAS application now being deployed is our response to clear customer feedback. It will provide a secure, solid foundation for a mobile and flexible workforce,' said Mike Koehler, EDS enterprise client executive.
The rollout is expected to be completed in December, officials said.
NMCI is a consolidated voice, video and data network that will link 360,000 sailors and Marines at roughly 300 sites to the integrated portal.