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NMCI Product Evaluation Center. “Chuck, we have a problem...”. DON confronts the legacy applications challenge . Let’s not do that again…. Needed: a way to pre-qualify software products before consideration for operation in the NMCI environment Needed: clear direction to vendors

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chuck we have a problem
“Chuck, we have a problem...”
  • DON confronts the legacy applications challenge
let s not do that again
Let’s not do that again…
  • Needed: a way to pre-qualify software products before consideration for operation in the NMCI environment
  • Needed: clear direction to vendors
    • What are the rules?
    • How do we test NMCI compatibility?
  • Needed: clear direction to FAMs
    • What applications follow the rules?
two simple rules
Two Simple Rules
  • Software and hardware must operate correctly in the NMCI environment
    • No conflicts with Gold Disk load (WIN2K)
    • Good neighbor with other applications
  • Software and hardware must not create security vulnerabilities
    • Comply with GPOs
    • No prohibited ports/protocols
      • Inbound anonymous FTP
      • NETBIOS
    • No active code
nmci product evaluation center npec
NMCI Product Evaluation Center (NPEC)
  • First stop for vendors
  • Entry point for product consideration
  • Single Navy point of contact for evaluating NMCI compatibility
    • Provide vendors opportunity to verify that products work in the NMCI environment & not DOA because security issues
  • Authoritative source for FAMS and claimants
nmci product evaluation center npec1
NMCI Product Evaluation Center (NPEC)
  • DON activity
    • Access to NMCI architecture and performance parameters for development
    • Publish standards and procedures for submitting software for compatibility evaluation
  • Fee for service
    • If found compatible, results posted on web site; report delivered to vendor
    • If not found compatible, deliver report to vendor
what npec won t do
What NPEC won’t do
  • Won’t tell FAMS what to do
    • Not testing for suitability
    • Not testing for effectiveness
  • Won’t make acquisition choices
  • Won’t dictate NMCI decisions
  • Won’t provide certification
    • Follow-on step requires Navy customer
  • Won’t provide accreditation
way ahead
Way ahead
  • Targeted for IOC November 2003
  • Process and procedures in development
  • More information to follow on NMCI web site
  • Key component of DON effort to be open to new products and technology from IT industry


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