$84.7M to Alion for NAVSEA IT Support
Alion Science and Technology received an $84.7 million task order (N00024-08-R-3219) under the SeaPort contract (N00178-04-D-4066) to support the Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) Command Information Officer (CIO) by consolidating and enhancing the system security and reliability of key IT systems, including the NAVSEA Intranet. Over the course of several years, the Alion team will assist NAVSEA in the transition to the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) and the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning Tool. The team will also assist NAVSEA in defining requirements and design standards for its follow-on system, the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN).
DID has more on the NMCI and the Alion NAVSEA contract:
According to the Navy, the NMCI is an enterprise-wide computer network designed to connect more than 700,000 Sailors, Marines, and Navy civilian employees at more than 300 bases in the U.S. and several overseas locations. The $8.8 billion program may be the largest single-system I.T. contract ever awarded by the American federal government.
In addition, NAVSEA is consolidating all of their external Web sites and migrating to single-point hosting while the internal sites are migrated to a Microsoft SharePoint-based system. Alion is leading the effort and consolidating the sites under an information portal called I-NavSea.
In the area of resources management, Alion will draft the initial IT portfolio management plan for the NAVSEA CIO and assist in the institutionalization of the Investment Review Board, which provided detailed cost/benefit analysis for each NAVSEA IT system.