The U.S. Navy operates several of the largest IT networks on Earth. In order to better integrate communications between installations in the United States and around the world, it wants to combine those networks into one massive IT enterprise. At the same time, the Navy intends to modernize that new network, adding advanced cybersecurity and additional functionality. Yet this alone did not seem to be a big enough challenge for the Navy. In a move that can only be described as adding risk to the effort, the Navy dismissed the companies that had worked on its networks for a combined total of thirty years and awarded the contract to manage the new consolidated enterprise to a company that has little experience working Navy and Marine Corps IT. I have written about this subject here.
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