Leidos completes transition milestone for Navy's NGEN-R SMIT program

By Audrey Decker / August 2, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Leidos has completed the transition for the Navy's information technology networks, as a part of the Next Generation Enterprise Network Recompete program.

Starting Aug. 1, Leidos will oversee IT operations for the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, Outside the Continental U.S. Naval Enterprise Network and Marine Corps Enterprise Network, per today's press release.

These three networks provide information technology services for more than 650,000 users at 1,700 locations around the world, according to the Navy.

In February 2020, Leidos won a contentious $7.7 billion contract for the NGEN-R program.

Leidos began the transition in February 2021 and completed the final phase of the transition on Aug. 1, according to the company's press release.

“As part of the modernization efforts expected by the Navy, the Leidos team will focus on using innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence operations (AIOps) and high-performance, risk-reduction virtual labs, to improve service. These advancements will support improved network operations and foster quicker development, testing and deployment of new IT solutions,” the press release noted.