FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a three-year, $39 million task order by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command to provide logistics support to the U.S. Army's 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Afghanistan.
General Dynamics will help provide the supplies needed to sustain the U.S. Army's expanded presence in Afghanistan. The company will utilize U.S. military systems to track supplies from point of origin within the United States, on the ship or cargo plane to the final base destination. The company plans to hire more than 30 employees to support this task order.
"General Dynamics provides the complete lifecycle of logistics support, from planning to deployment, to ensure the warfighter has the critical supplies needed for sustenance, medical assistance and basic sustainment," said Zannie Smith, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Army Solutions division. "Our innovative, agile and comprehensive logistics support provides the troops deployed overseas with the supplies they need to remain focused on their mission."
Through this contract, General Dynamics will provide logistics support, logistics analysis and logistics operations support to the U.S. Army's 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Afghanistan. The company will augment the military with the transition, transport, tracking and maintenance of vital military supplies overseas. Tasks under this contract include distribution management operations, movement administration support, logistics plans operations, battle loss and assessment, supply and service management, maintenance and readiness management, general supplies oversight, force management support, automation and information assurance support and safety and occupational health administration support.
"We have gained experience assisting the U.S. Army's 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Kuwait, providing rapid and effective mission support, that will lend to the support we provide the Army in Afghanistan to ensure continuity between military rotations so warfighters receive the supplies they need to successfully fulfill their missions," said David Martin, director of operations in General Dynamics Information Technology's Army Solutions division.
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 www.gdit.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,000 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 General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.
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