The Navy faces rough seas in its quest to convince Congress it needs and can afford the $16 billion intranet called N/MCI.
The Navy has pieced together a plan for what would be the government’s most costly information technology project — a $16 billion intranet that would serve as the Navy’s primary telecommunications link to 350,000 users on bases and ships deployed worldwide.
The so-called Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (N/MCI) would replace a hodgepodge of two dozen Navy and Marine Corps networks with a seamless network owned and operated by a single contractor. The Navy argues that it needs the intranet to prepare for network-centric warfare and to beef up information security on its computers.
Full story at Federal Computer Week 5/08/2000