Tuesday, April 21, 2009

General Dynamics Awarded $56 Million to Support Defense Information Systems Agency

General Dynamics Awarded $56 Million to Support Defense Information Systems Agency

Date: 4/21/2009 10:00:00 AM

FAIRFAX, Va., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics
Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a five-year, $56 million contract to provide service design, transition and operations support to the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Multi-National Information Sharing Delivery, Transition and Operation (MNIS DTO) program. General Dynamics was awarded the contract as a subcontractor to Raytheon Company, Waltham, Mass., under the ENCORE II contract.

Under the contract, General Dynamics will support the MNIS DTO program
by providing engineering services, technical support, assistance, requirements analysis and assessments to the globally deployed Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange (CENTRIX) System coalition network. General Dynamics will test and integrate commercial and government off-the-shelf hardware and support other necessary requirements for the program. General Dynamics will also assist in the design, building and deployment of the CENTRIX Cross Enclave Requirement (CCER).

DISA's MNIS DTO/CCER program will allow for a consolidated Department of
Defense approach to develop coalition information sharing to ensure
multinational command and control interoperability. This program will
implement a single secure multinational solution that will enable seamless sharing of information with multiple communities of interest and reduce the number of coalition networks.

"General Dynamics will deliver superior technical expertise to provide
reliable solutions that facilitate information sharing among Department of Defense components and its strategic foreign partners," said Tom Kirchmaier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Intelligence Solutions Division. "General Dynamics is committed to its role in supporting joint warfighting operations and multinational information sharing environments."

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics
Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems
engineering and professional services to customers in the defense,
intelligence, homeland security, federal civilian government and commercial sectors. With approximately 15,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at www.gdit.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,300 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in
business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and
munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and

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