Thursday, June 18, 2009

General Dynamics Awarded $51 Million Contract from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center

General Dynamics Awarded $51 Million Contract from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center
June 18, 2009

FAIRFAX, Va., -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), has been awarded a $51 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR). The single-award contract covers a five-year base period with eight potential six-month option periods and has a total potential value of $98 million if all options are exercised.

General Dynamics will support SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic through the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Secure Voice and Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN), Information Assurance and Interoperability program. The work will be performed in Chesapeake, St. Juliens Creek and Portsmouth, Va., along with other locations worldwide.

Through the contract, General Dynamics will perform a variety of duties including program management, engineering support, testing and evaluation, integrated logistics support, on-site technical assistance, network security, and implementation and integration of secure voice, command and control, DRSN and information systems networks. The DRSN provides global, secure voice and voice-conferencing services to senior decision makers within the Department of Defense (DOD).

"General Dynamics will continue to partner with SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic to provide technical support for their communications networks," said Kenneth Slaght, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Naval IT Solutions sector. "We will work to ensure the seamless communications necessary for successful day-to-day operations for SSC Atlantic."

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 16,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions.

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