Serco Inc. recently announced that it was awarded a Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) contract by the U.S. Navy. This indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a ceiling value of $2.5 billion over an eight-year period of performance.
Under the contract, the company will use its Command, Control, Communication, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) expertise to perform system configuration, software installation and testing, and hardware integration at the Serco Integration Facility (SIF) in San Diego, Calif.
“The CANES program is a key component of Serco’s C4ISR market strategy and continues our over ten-year working relationship with Program Executive Office C4I and SPAWAR.” said Serco Chairman and CEO Dan Allen. “Utilizing our C4ISR capabilities, Serco is demonstrating its ability to effectively deliver value on the Navy’s highest volume and most complex system production programs.”
The Navy’s CANES acquisition is supported by this Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) contract as it transitions from low-rate to full-rate production. By consolidating five legacy networks into one open, modular and scalable Local Area Network (LAN) system, CANES is modernizing the fleet and reducing the infrastructure footprint and its associated costs. Throughout this process, CANES is increasing reliability, security, interoperability and application hosting to meet Warfighter requirements, both current and projected.
Besides supporting the Navy’s current shipboard IT modernization program, Serco provides C4ISR services to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. The company’s core focus is delivering lifecycle sustainment engineering, hardware procurement, systems integration, software development, technical support, installation and testing, operations and maintenance solutions.