Navy modernizes SIPRNet and NIPRNet for barges
- By Morgan Cole
- Oct 31, 2017
The Navy is upgrading its Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) and Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) as part of an effort to modernize its barges in the San Diego area.
SIPRNet is the system that grants access to a Secret IP data service, allowing for point-to-point connectivity between computer networks.
On Oct. 25, eight small businesses -- Delphinus Engineering Inc., Q.E.D. Systems Inc., Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc., Tecnico Corp., Southcoast Welding & MFG LLC, Bay City Marine Inc., Pacific Ship Repair & Fab Inc. and Miller Marine Inc. -- were awarded contracts with a combined maximum ceiling value of $35,000,000 over a five-year ordering period.
In exchange, these companies will provide depot level repairs, interior and exterior preservation, barge modernization upgrades (including upgrades of these secure networks) and dockside and dry dock services to Navy barges in the San Diego area, according to the Department of Defense contract release.
Work on this project will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed in October of 2022.
Morgan Cole is a freelance writer for Defense Systems