The U.S. Navy's Tactical Networks Program Office or PMW 160 verified the alignment of its efforts with the chief of naval operations' maritime superiority plan after a recent review. The office concluded that its efforts support A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority Version 2.0., fostering future plans to boost the fleet's network capacities, the Navy said Wednesday.
PMW 160 facilitates the Navy's cloud transition, foster multi-sector collaboration and drives cloud-based Agile development. The office uses its Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services or CANES system with industry-based information technology to perform these tasks.
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, in partnership with PMW 160, also leveraged CANES to create a cloud-based collaborative staging environment for development, integration and testing activities. Now, PMW 160 has accelerated development of the second Agile Core Services afloat baseline, a subsystem of CANES. The office intends to deploy this iteration of the ACS on aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
CNO Adm. John Richardson released the latest version of the maritime superiority plan in December 2018.