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U.S. Navy Awards $2.5 Billion in CANES Contracts

August 20, 2014
George I. Seffers

The U.S. Navy has announced that BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland (N00039-14-D-0121); General Dynamics C4 Systems, Taunton, Massachusetts (N00039-14-D-0122); Global Technical Systems, Virginia Beach, Virginia, small business (N00039-14-D-0123); Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia (N00039-14-D-0124); and Serco Inc., Reston, Virginia (N00039-14-D-0125), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) production units.

The estimated, cumulative value of the multiple award contract is $2,529,500,000. CANES serves as the bridge to the future of Navy afloat networks, consolidating existing legacy and standalone networks, providing the necessary infrastructure for applications, systems and services to operate in the tactical domain. CANES delivers its capabilities within a single complete system, bringing the necessary infrastructure that will enable timely and interoperable information exchange among tactical, support and nontactical or administrative users, applications and information technology platforms.

AFCEA Leadership Series: Leaders Are the Sum of Their Life's Work

August 19, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

In a video slightly longer than six minutes, Adm. Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.), steadily delivers messages of collaboration and team building and addresses his most trying times as a leader.

My Day (Not at All) Playing Video Games

August 19, 2014
By Rita Boland

It's very easy to fall into the trap of viewing simulated training as a game. But it really, really isn't.

Parode Assigned to U.S. Strategic Command

August 19, 2014

Capt. Steven L. Parode, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. 

Kilrain Assigned to Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command

August 19, 2014

Rear Adm. Colin J. Kilrain, USN, will be assigned as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii. 

Kohler Assigned to U.S. Fleet Forces Command

August 19, 2014

Rear Adm. Matthew J. Kohler, USN, will be assigned as commander, Information Dominance Forces Command/Director for Communications and Information Systems, N-6, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Virginia Beach, Virgina. 

Thebaud Assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group 2

August 19, 2014

Rear Adm. Cynthia M. Thebaud, USN, will be assigned as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

McNeal Assigned to Naval Supply Global Logistics Support

August 19, 2014

Rear Adm. James R. McNeal, USN, will be assigned as commander, Naval Supply Global Logistics Support, San Diego.

Raytheon to Support Patriot Tracking Radar for 11 Countries

August 18, 2014

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Andover, Massachusetts was awarded a $109,078,477 firm-fixed-price level-of-effort foreign military sales (Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine) contract with options for engineering services for the Patriot System Tracking Radar. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-14-C-0093).

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Enterprise Services Contract

August 18, 2014

Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded an $18,170,444 fixed-price-incentive contract, with options, for information management/information technology enterprise services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi is the contracting activity (W91WMC-14-C-0001).


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