The US Department of the Navy has awarded a $787m contract extension to information technology (IT) services management company Perspecta.

Under the deal, the company will continue to provide the US Navy with IT services for an additional year until next September.

The award modification has been received by the company under the original Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) IT services contract, which will have expired on 30 September.

Through the NGEN contract, the company is committed to operating the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) with approximately 300,000 seats representing 700,000 US Navy and US Marine Corps uniformed and civilian users, largely within the continental US.

“The NMCI programme offers the largest intranet in the world providing enhanced security to the IT platform in the US Department of Defense.”

Perspecta president and chief executive officer Mac Curtis said: “As a new company, Perspecta is bringing a fresh and innovative approach to NGEN. Sailors and marines will see real benefits from our experienced team, coupled with new thinking and enhanced capabilities that only we know how to make work on NMCI.

“Perspecta is the best combination for what the department of the navy needs now: a pure-play government services provider with a mission mindset and the industry’s most experienced team at transitioning highly complex, large-scale IT environments while maintaining secure and reliable network operations.”

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Established to support the US Government market, the company is a combination of the former DXC Technology US public sector business, enterprise services, with Vencore and KeyPoint.

The NMCI programme offers the largest intranet in the world providing enhanced security to the IT platform in the US Department of Defense.