Shipboard IT Solutions

With a focus on the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Collaboration, and Intelligence (C5I) and HM&E shipboard maintenance systems, McKean Defense uses proven processes to understand clients’ needs, match a workforce with deep technical skills, and enhance the delivery team with industry partners to deliver solutions to tough challenges. Our processes include analyses and designs to ensure today’s technological decisions consider future requirements and that they are supportable and sustainable. We maintain an agnostic approach to technologies, and we focus on the requirements and capabilities of your system.

Naval Tactical Command Support System

Navy Fleet introduction depends on the integration of logistic information that accurately reflects the current system/equipment configurations. Ensuring this accuracy requires interface with many activities across the country. The information is uploaded into the Naval Tactical Command Support System (NTCSS) to ultimately support the operation and maintenance of the hull. McKean Defense database administrators collect, verify data accuracy, and enter information from the various activities. The NTCSS database provides ships force the capability to manage and maintain personnel records consisting of more than sixteen thousand records, material and parts information for identifying equipment onboard for approximately one hundred eighty thousand items, and material and parts information for approximately thirty thousand items.

Supporting CANES as Critical Design Agent

The Navy’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program streamlines and updates shipboard networks to improve interoperability across the Fleet by reducing the operational footprint and adding additional capabilities and support expandability. Serving as the Critical Design Agent (CDA), McKean Defense supports the design and integration of the CANES program. Our engineers focus on developing a design that enhances the current computing infrastructure and storage designs based on component changes/obsolescence. McKean Defense also assists in marketing research, installation drawings, development and technical documentation, backup and recovery, and systems management. We provide systems engineering support for CANES on non-Navy platforms such as Coast Guard and Military Sealift Command.