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General Dynamics wins $83.6m IT services contract

11th May 2011 - 10:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, has received a five-year contract for $83.6 million to provide information technology (IT) enterprise network services to the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The contract has a ceiling value of $125 million.

Through the contract, General Dynamics will provide enterprise-wide network support services to manage USSOCOM's global enterprise IT infrastructure which includes data, voice and video communications networks for USSOCOM headquarters, the service component commands, the Theater Special Operation commands and subordinate organizations. Work performed will consist mostly of systems and network engineering, operations and maintenance and technology refreshes. The company will also operate the Global Network Control Center on behalf of USSOCOM.

"General Dynamics' cadre of IT professionals, experienced with worldwide IT operations, will provide unparalleled support to the US Special Operations Command," said Tom Kirchmaier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Intelligence Solutions Division. "With a deep understanding of USSOCOM's mission requirements, we will work to ensure seamless communications through the last tactical mile, connecting those in garrison to the special operators in combat areas."

General Dynamics will support 75,000 users with approximately 120,000 user accounts, on multiple networks, all while providing multi-level security for information assurance. The majority of the work will occur at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., and Fort Bragg, N.C., with a large contingent of staff deployed overseas to provide in-garrison and in theater operator support. As a result of this contract, General Dynamics plans to hire an additional 45 employees.

Greg Rhoney, director of Special Operations Programs with General Dynamics Information Technology's Intelligence Solutions Division, said, "General Dynamics will seek to identify and develop efficiencies for improved performance, utilize modernization efforts to optimize the network and collaborate with key partners to safeguard against interrupted communications."

Source: General Dynamics

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