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General Dynamics awarded $154 million to support US Army's medical communications for combat casualty care

16th February 2010 - 17:07 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a task order to support the US Army's Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Product Management Office (PMO).

The task order is valued at $154 million over five years if all options are exercised. General Dynamics will provide the full spectrum of pre-deployment, deployment, on-site, re-deployment and garrison support to MC4 PMO system activities at as well as worldwide training events, including combat areas and contingency operations use. General Dynamics also provides on-the-ground support for Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom with fielding, training and sustainment of MC4 medical information systems for tactical medical forces that have been deployed to serve warfighters.

"General Dynamics is proud of our partnership with the MC4 PMO for the past five years," said Zannie Smith, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Army Solutions Division. "We will continue to support MC4's vision for improved tactical healthcare and better decision making through the power of information technology. Our in-depth experience and thorough understanding of the program and its requirements enable us to promote, maintain and enhance the health and readiness of military personnel."

MC4 integrates, fields and supports a comprehensive medical information system, enabling lifelong electronic medical records, streamlined medical logistics and enhanced situational awareness for Army tactical forces. Since 2003, MC4 has fielded 35,000 systems to combat support hospitals and deployable medical assets with the Army, Air Force, Navy and Army Special Operations Forces in 14 countries. More than 44,000 users, commanders and systems administrators have been trained through the program on how to use and support the system.

Source: General Dynamics

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