Today the Navy announced that they had relieved the O6 in charge of the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) acquisition program. When I read the news, I thought that FINALLY someone was going to be held accountable for the years of delays and the millions of dollars wasted on this mess. But no… it appears that the good Captain was relieve not for incompetence, but for “an improper relationship and unprofessional behavior” with a subordinate.
Meanwhile, I also read that HPES (the incumbent) was just awarded another $679,792,250 on the Continuity of Service Contract. Since the NGEN contract can’t seem to ever get awarded, the incumbent just keeps on getting richer!
What a shame. There are so many folks dependent on this network (and so many national security missions too). It should be treated seriously.
- Waiting for NGEN… Here we go again… Another NGEN delay (ctovision.com)
- Navy’s Information Dominance Industry Day at the TASC Heritage Conference Center in Chantilly, VA – 8 May (ctovision.com)
- Security a Priority in DOD Move to Mobile Devices (defense.gov)
- DISA collapsing wired networks, expanding wireless, Coasties don’t want expensive TISCOM laptops and more (ctolabs.com)
- HP Achieves FedRAMP for Cloud Services (datacenterknowledge.com)
- Even DISA Not Immune to Major Outages (byronmiller.typepad.com)
- DISA Team Develops New STIG Process (defense.gov)
- US Cyber Commander proposes radical changes to combat cybercrime (zdnet.com)