NEEDHAM, Mass., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Network Systems
has been awarded $5 million to redesign major network components of the Air
Force Combat Information Transport System (CITS) intranet. General Dynamics
Network Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
Under this nine-month delivery order, called CITS Block 30, General
Dynamics will redesign the Air Force unclassified (Non-Secure Internet
Protocol Router Network, or NIPRNET) and classified (Secret Internet Protocol
Router Network, or SIPRNET) network operations/information assurance (NO/IA)
This award will enable the Air Force to take advantage of the latest
network technologies, which offer significantly more capability and
scalability than the networks that are in place today. Additionally, the
redesign offers the opportunity to enhance the Air Force's security posture,
improve management capabilities, and consolidate NO/IA staffing at the network
operations and security centers and continuity of operations sites, greatly
enhancing efficiency and conserving scarce resources. This effort, providing
for service to both the unclassified and classified networks in Block 30,
allows for commonality of architecture, equipment, and training.
General Dynamics will provide a wide range of experienced technical and
program management expertise, including system and network engineering, and
hardware and software in support of the redesign of the Air Force NIPRNET and
"This award exemplifies General Dynamics' leadership in providing secure
network capabilities in support of network centric operations, not only to the
Air Force but to the entire DoD," said Dan Allen, senior vice president and
general manager of General Dynamics Network Systems. "It builds on our very
successful Pentagon Renovation program and other efforts throughout the
This competitively awarded delivery order continues a successful evolution
of services that General Dynamics delivers to the CITS program office.
General Dynamics regularly delivers base level network infrastructure to the
Air Force CITS program and has delivered the base backbone transport systems
within the U.S. at eight Air Force bases over the last year. Overseas,
General Dynamics has delivered systems to Anderson, Incirlik, Kunsan, and
Yokota Air Bases. General Dynamics is also currently performing network
integration efforts at seven Air Force bases, as well as Cape Canaveral AFS
and Hurlburt Field, Fl.
About General Dynamics Network Systems
General Dynamics Network Systems has been designing and building complex
telecommunications networks for nearly 50 years. More than 5,800 skilled
technical personnel provide design, integration, installation and support
services for enterprise, wireless and space-based networks. More information
about General Dynamics Network Systems is available at http://www.gd-ns.com/.
About General Dynamics
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs
approximately 66,900 people worldwide and anticipates 2003 revenues of $16.1
billion. The company has leading market positions in mission-critical
information systems and technologies, land and amphibious combat systems,
shipbuilding and marine systems, and business aviation. More information is
available at http://www.generaldynamics.com.
SOURCE General Dynamics Network Systems