Navy Delays Award of $5B Network Contract to June 10

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Award was originally scheduled for May 31.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command on Wednesday announced it pushed back the award of its $5 billion computer network contract by more than a week.

Officials now plan to award the Next-Generation Enterprise Network contract on June 10 instead of May 31, as they have “re-entered into discussions with those offerors determined to be within the competitive range.”

Two industry teams bid on the contract: HP partnered with AT&T, IBM, Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp.; and Computer Sciences Corp. partnered with Harris, Dell, General Dynamics and Verizon.

NGEN will serve 900,000 Navy and Marine users located in the United States, not overseas. It will replace the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, which HP Enterprise Services has operated since 2000 on a $10 billion contract that ran through 2010 and a $3.4 billion continuity-of-services deal through 2015.

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