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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 177-00
October 06, 2000

Navy to Provide Intranet Overview Today

The Department of the Navy will provide a program overview of the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) today, Oct. 6, at 12:45 p.m. EDT in the Department of Defense briefing room, Pentagon 2E781. The secretary of the Navy, the chief of Naval Operations and the commandant of the Marine Corps will participate.

The NMCI is an integrated computer network that will replace the numerous existing shore-based command data networks throughout the department. The intranet will provide increased security, worldwide accessibility, and interoperability with other military services.

In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements, the official announcement of the winning contractor will be released at 5 p.m.

The briefing will be carried live on channel 13 of the Pentagon cable television system. A live audio feed of the briefing will be available through http://www.defenselink.mil/briefings/

For further information, contact the Navy Office of Information at (703) 697-5342.

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