SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 25 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are moving forward with a plan to upgrade and expand Marine Corps computer networking centers in the U.S. to bring some of the latest IT and networking technologies to bear.

SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order
SAIC to upgrade, expand U.S. Marine Corps computer networking centers in $64.2 million order
QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 25 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps leaders are moving forward with a plan to upgrade and expand Marine Corps computer networking centers in the U.S. to bring some of the latest IT and networking technologies to bear.

Officials of the Marine Corps Systems Command at Quantico Marine Base, Va., announced a $64.2 million task order Wednesday to Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in San Diego to upgrade information technology at networking center in Kansas City, as well as to build a new IT center at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

SAIC cyber security and IT experts will build, integrate, and test computer and networking equipment involved in the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services (MCEITS) technology refresh program.

SAIC experts will refresh the existing Enterprise IT Center (EITC1) and technical assistance center at the Marine Corps Information Technology Center in Kansas City, Mo., as well as build a second EITC (EITC2) at Building FC540 in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The MCEITS is the foundation of the Marine Corps cloud computing strategy, which envisions the seamless access to IT services and resources to enhance operational effectiveness.

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MCEITS delivers an IT infrastructure that can adapt quickly to evolving software, hardware, data, services, and management requirements by providing system and application network-centric interoperability, information access, data exchange, collaboration tools, domain security, single-point authentication, and IT service management.

The MCEITS is part of the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) -- the Marine Corps network-of-networks and approved interconnected network segments. It provides seamless and secure communications from the supporting establishment to forward deployed Marine Corps forces.

On this contract SAIC will do the work at the Marine Corps Enterprise IT Center in Kansas City and at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, N.C., and should be finished by June 2017.

For more information contact SAIC online at www.saic.com, or Marine Corps Systems Command at www.marcorsyscom.marines.mil.

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