Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract

QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 26 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps information technology (IT) experts are awarding a $26.4 million contract to CDW Government (CDW-G) in Vernon Hills, Ill., for 22,001 general-purpose laptop computers.

Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract
Marine Corps asks CDW-Government to provide 22,001 laptop computers in $26.4 million contract
QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 26 June 2015. U.S. Marine Corps information technology (IT) experts are awarding a $26.4 million contract to CDW Government (CDW-G) in Vernon Hills, Ill., for 22,001 general-purpose laptop computers.

Officials of the Marine Corps Systems Command at Quantico Marine Base, Va., are asking CDW-G to provide the laptop computers as part of the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) computer refresh program.

The contract, announced Thursday, complements a previous $23 million Marine Corps contract to CDW-G in April 2014 to provide 19,073 general-purpose laptop computers for NGEN computer refresh.

The makes and models of the laptop computers were not specified. CDW is a provider of technology products and services for business, government, and education.

NGEN represents the continuous evolution of Navy and Marine Corps enterprise networks and will provide secure network-centric data and services Navy and Marine Corps personnel.

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NGEN is the follow-on acquisition approach to providing enterprise network services that originally were consolidated in 2000 under the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract.

The NGEN acquisition approach is enabling the NMCI program to switch from a monolithic model to a segmented business model with periodic competition of segmented services.

NMCI is one of the largest intranets in the world, providing end-to-end secure IT services to more than 400,000 computers and 800,000 users across 2,500 locations that vary from major bases to single user locations.

On the contract awarded Thursday, CDW-G will do the work in North Las Vegas, Nev., and should be finished by May 2016. For more information contact CDW-G online at www.cdwg.com, or Marine Corps Systems Command at www.marcorsyscom.marines.mil.

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