General Dynamics Awarded $146 Million Base Realignment and Closure Support Contract by Washington Headquarters Services

May 24, 2010, 12:30 ET from General Dynamics Information Technology

FAIRFAX, Va., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $146.2 million, three-year contract for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Act support by the U.S. Department of Defense's Washington Headquarters Services.

General Dynamics will deploy a turnkey enterprise information technology network infrastructure for the more than 6,400 employees in support of the Washington Headquarters Services' (WHS) move from several locations in the National Capital region to the recently acquired Mark Center facility in Alexandria, Va.

"General Dynamics will work in concert with Washington Headquarters Services to provide a resilient, survivable, reliable, scalable, flexible and secure information technology infrastructure," said Zannie Smith, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Army Solutions Division. "We will leverage our extensive network and systems installation and integration capabilities to adhere to an aggressive schedule and remain on the budget established by WHS."

General Dynamics will provide design engineering and execution for the new location's information technology infrastructure. These services include installation and implementation of multi-level networks, systems, equipment and cabling; testing and information assurance on the installed networks; and deployment of voice, video, data and audio visual communications equipment. The company will be responsible for seamlessly moving users and their equipment to the new facility without interruption of operations.

The move of the Washington Headquarters Services was mandated by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act. WHS will consolidate 11 divisions at the new Mark Center site. The new $1.1 billion complex will span 1.7 million square feet.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, health, federal civilian government, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 17,000 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  

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 91,200 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 technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at

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