Imagine One Technology & Management has been awarded a $19.3 million contract from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) for the Naval Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program. Imagine One will provide an intelligent data mining agent and smart decision support process to the CANES program, Navy shipboard networking experts will embed this support capability in a next-generation shipboard tactical communications system.
Future installations of the CANES shipboard tactical network will support officials in San Diego. Imagine One will provide the Navy with intelligent technology and support to supply the CANES program with dynamic planning, re-planning and automation of test procedures as part of the contract.
CANES will help to consolidate and modernize shipboard network systems to improve operational effectiveness and affordability across the fleet. CANES delivers capabilities within one system, bringing infrastructure that will enable timely and interoperable information exchange among tactical, support, and administrative users, applications, and computer systems.
The program also represents a critical component of the Navy's modernization planning by upgrading cyber security, command and control, communications, and intelligence systems afloat. CANES operational testing began last August aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76). Full CANES deployment and operational capability is expected as early as this summer. CANES ultimately will be deployed on 180 ships, submarines, and land sites by 2022.
Nancie Lumpkins, President/CEO for Imagine One, is excited by the recent contract win, stating: “Southeast Region Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineers have developed an AI framework that can take legacy C5ISR programs into the future. In the same way that smart phones and tablets have become the norm, we will see this technology become pervasive in our national warfighting systems”.
On this contract, Imagine One work will be in San Diego until February 2020. For more information on the CANES SPAWAR program, visit: http://www.public.navy.mil/spawar/. For official press release information on the CANES program, visit: http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2015/02/canes-decision-support.html?cmpid=EnlMAEFebruary112015
Imagine One Technology & Management, Ltd. provides program management, FMS, systems engineering, test & evaluation, CYBER engineering services, training, information technology, and logistics services to (NAVAIR), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWAR), Naval Surface Weapons Center (NSWC) Dahlgren, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWC AD), and the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Imagine One is an Employee Owned WOSB founded in 1998; headquartered in Colonial Beach, VA, with additional offices in Lexington Park, MD; Arlington, VA, and Charleston, SC.