The United States Navy and Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) is a massive internal network encompassing 363,000 computers serving more than 700,000 sailors, Marines, and civilians. It covers 620 locations in the continental United States, Hawaii and Japan, and is the largest internal computer network in the world. Approximately 20,000 multifunction peripherals (MFPs) are plugged into this network. These devices provide copying and printing services and, when properly configured, can also scan documents.
The Navy was interested in a process that would make it possible to scan to user home directories on network shares or command shares and to process requests for this service. When implemented, each Navy or Marine Corps location could request that scanning be turned on for their devices, and their system integrator would fulfill these requests.
United States Navy and Marine Corps