HP Lands $3 Billion Enterprise IT Services Contract with U.S. Navy
Hewlett Packard Co.'s Enterprise Services unit has landed a $3 billion contract to upgrade the U.S. Navy's enterprise network and provide IT support to more than 700,000 sailors, Marines and civilians in the continental U.S., Hawaii and Japan.
HP Enterprise Services said it has signed a Continuity of Services Contract (CoSC) with the Navy to transition it from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) to a next generation enterprise network. The current NMCI contract expires on Sept. 30, 2010.
The computer vendor said that the NMCI is the world's largest intranet, regarded as the most secure IT platform in the U.S. Department of Defense and represents the government's largest IT managed services contract. More than 200 companies operate the NMCI.
HP has agreed to conduct the project in a way that minimizes risks to the Navy's IT operations and security, including uninterrupted service to users.
"The Department of the Navy needs to provide uninterrupted service to users while the Navy and Marine Corps execute a transition of one of the world's largest and most secure defense network environments," said Dennis Stolkey, HP Enterprise Services, senior vice president, U.S. Public Sector.