Navy awards contract to modernize shipboard IT

The Navy has awarded a contract worth up to 638-million dollars to modernize the IT infrastructure aboard its ships. The Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, or CANES project, will consolidate at least five different network architecutures that grew up on Navy ships in a stovepiped fashion. The goal is to install the system on 180 ships, submarines and maritime operations centers by the year 2020. The first CANES installation is scheduled to go live on a Navy destroyer later this year.