Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, recently approved the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) for full deployment, U.S. Navy officials have announced. The program puts in place a robust and secure networking environment across ships and submarines that can fulfill the Navy's vision of information dominance.
Imagine One Technology & Management Ltd., Colonial Beach, Virginia, is being awarded a $19,280,653 Small Business Innovation Research Phase III, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide an intelligent data-mining agent and smart decision support process for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program.
CGI Federal Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia (N00039-15-D-0001), and DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (N00039-15-D-0002), 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. This contract has an eight-year ordering period up to the contract award amount. There are no options. The CGI Federal and DRS Laurel Technologies contracts are an addition to the five CANES production contracts awarded on August 20, 2014. The estimated cumulative value of the multiple award CANES contract is $2,529,500,000.
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 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, has selected Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corporation to develop and produce the Navy's next-generation tactical afloat network, Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES). Northrop Grumman was issued a $36,646,047 delivery order February 1 for the procurement of the CANES network infrastructure to include guided missile destroyer (DDG) variant first article; DDG variant production unit; and multipurpose amphibious assault ship (LHD) variant first article.
Just as easily as a car bearing a pre-paid sticker automatically passes through a smart-card-operated tollbooth, sailors will be able to pass from ship to shore, and vice versa-and access networks-using new U.S. Navy-developed identification (ID) technology. Daniel P. Taylor discusses this new program, known as CANES-for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services-in his article "Shipboard and Land Networks to Become Shipmates" in this issue of SIGNAL Magazine.
U.S. Navy officials have revealed that the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program office and the Office of Naval Research are experimenting with cloud computing to help reduce hardware on ships.