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HP Forms NGEN Contract Team with AT&T, Northrop, IBM

With nearly one month to go before the end of the Navy‘s request for proposals for the $4.5 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network contract, Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) has formed a comprehensive team of contractors in its effort to take home the NGEN deal.

HP is teaming with AT&T (NYSE: ATT),  Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and IBM (NYSE: IBM), according to a report from Washington Technology. HP, the current holder of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet contract, is facing teams led by Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) and Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS).

Bill Toti, HP’s vice president for Navy strategic programs, told the publication that each of the three other firms brings in its own area of expertise, out AT&T for communications, Northrop for command and control and IBM for IT, according to the report.

“If we were interested in doing just the best thing for HP, the alliance would not look the way it does today, ” Toti said. “The best thing for HP would have been to continue to go it alone, as we have done for the past 11 years. We built this alliance because it’s the best thing to do for the Navy and Marine Corps, for the sailors and the Marines out there in the field.”

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