Navy chooses Deloitte Consulting to modernize training virtual environment for CANES shipboard networking

May 16, 2024
A training virtual environment is digital capability to enable learners to access training materials and engage with instructors and peers remotely.

SAN DIEGO – SAN DIEGO U.S. Navy shipboard networking experts needed help to modernize and enhance the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) training virtual environment. They found their solution from Deloitte Consulting LLP, Arlington, Va.

Officials of the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) in San Diego announced an $87.9 million five-year contract to Deloitte on Tuesday for the command, control, communications, computers and intelligence, training virtual environment requirement.

A training virtual environment describes digital capability that enables learners to access training materials and engage with instructors and peers remotely. These virtual training environments are interactive, engrossing, and effective.

Deloitte will help sustain, modernize, and enhance the CANES training virtual environment, and support other Navy tactical networks and hosted applications for shipboard and land-based tactical networking for warfighting uses.

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CANES will consolidate and replace existing afloat networks and networking infrastructure for applications, systems, and services for tactical cyber warfare, and will upgrade cyber security, command and control, communications and intelligence systems afloat, and replace unaffordable and obsolete networks.

The primary goals of the CANES program are to provide a secure afloat network for naval and joint operations; consolidate afloat networks using a common computing system; mature cross-domain computer technologies; reduce the size, training requirements, and logistics for shipboard networking; and increase reliability, security, interoperability, and application hosting.

Eight computer and networking companies are competing to provide computers, networking, and cyber security hardware and software through 2032. CANES providers are BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc. in Rockville, Md.; Leonardo DRS Naval Electronics in Johnstown, Pa.; Global Technical Systems in Virginia Beach, Va.; L3Harris Technologies C5 Integrated Systems in Camden, N.J.; Leidos in Reston, Va.; Peraton in Herndon, Va.; Serco in Herndon, Va.; and VTG Milcom in Virginia Beach, Va.

CANES serves as the bridge to the future of Navy afloat networks, consolidating existing legacy and stand-alone networks, providing infrastructure for tactical applications, systems, and services, Navy officials say. CANES will consolidate and modernize shipboard network systems to improve operational effectiveness and affordability across the fleet.

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CANES delivers its capabilities within one system, bringing infrastructure that will enable timely and interoperable information exchange among tactical, support, and administrative users, applications, and computer systems.

On this contract Deloitte will do the work in San Diego; Pensacola, Fla.; Annapolis, Md.; North Charleston, S.C; and in Arlington, Chesapeake, Luray, and Virginia Beach, Va., and should finished by May 2029.

For more information contact Deloitte Consulting online at, or the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command at

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