Military Embedded Systems

Serco awarded two $46 million task orders to assemble IT Networks in hardened shipboard racks


December 14, 2018

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

HERNDON, Va. Officials at the Department of the Navy Program Executive Office (PEO) for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) program office selected Serco Inc. for two production task orders worth approximately $46 million. Under the task orders, Serco will source and assemble the required IT Network systems in hardened shipboard racks.

The task orders are part of the Consolidated Afloat Networks Enterprise Services (CANES) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple-award contract for CVN, DDG, LHD ship classes, and submarines. The systems will be assembled at Serco's San Diego integration facility.

CANES is the consolidation and enhancement of the requirements for five existing legacy network programs, as well as a single support framework for all C4I applications that currently require dedicated infrastructure to operate delivered and managed legacy systems. These include the Integrated Shipboard Network System (ISNS), Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Networks, and Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System Maritime (CENTRIXS-M).

The CANES concept requires a technical and programmatic realignment of afloat infrastructure and services. CANES will take advantage of the new business model of open architecture, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and rapid Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) insertion, in order to bring fiscal savings to the Navy, as well as operational agility to the warfighter.

Dave Dacquino, Serco's Chairman and CEO, says, "Under these task orders, Serco will be procuring components, integrating COTS hardware, rack assembly, and factory acceptance testing of CANES systems."


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