FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to operate its Supply Support Activity (SSA) in Kuwait. The contract has an initial value of $31.2 million for the first year, with a potential value of $177 million over five years if all options are exercised.
General Dynamics will be responsible for the management and facilitation of the Supply Support Activity for the Southwest Asia region, which conducts and sustains military operations and activities throughout the region. The company will receive, classify, store and distribute multiple classes of Army supplies using automated information management systems. The majority of the work will be performed at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.
"Given the extremely fluid and dynamic operational environment in the region, execution of this contract will require close attention to detail, rigorous application of accountability and quality control processes, and absolute responsiveness to routine and emerging operational requirements, all to ensure that warfighters throughout the region are steadily supplied with what they need, when they need it, in the quantities they need," said Zannie Smith, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Army Solutions Division. "This is clearly a critical role for contractor support and General Dynamics is honored to have been entrusted with this mission."
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