FAIRFAX, Va., August 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $61.8 million task order to support the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). The contract has a four-year period of performance.
Through this program, General Dynamics will provide the sustaining, uninterrupted information technology (IT) operations and maintenance support that INSCOM and its subordinate units require to create and share critical intelligence products to Army users worldwide.
The work consists of help-desk management, networking and systems operations, network administration, and software and network maintenance, which includes equipment repair either onsite or through warranty services. The company will provide information assurance services to secure networks, systems and data from potential threats. General Dynamics also will provide knowledge management solutions for INSCOM. Tiered-level support ensures that users receive specialized assistance to receive rapid resolution of issues and concerns.
"General Dynamics' thorough understanding of the INSCOM mission, systems and processes results from a more than 30-year partnership in delivering mission continuity and superior customer service," said Thomas Kirchmaier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Intelligence Solutions division. "We will work with the organization to sustain IT operations, maximize enterprise-wide capability and lower possible risks to the network to develop an optimal environment for intelligence creation and dissemination."
INSCOM, the Army's operational intelligence force, is headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va. It is a global command with major subordinate commands that tailor their support to the specific needs of different theaters of operation (e.g. Europe, South America, South West Asia, etc.). The command synchronizes the intelligence operations of all INSCOM elements to ensure multi-discipline intelligence support to theater/component warfighters, the intelligence community and other national agencies.
INSCOM's strategic organization of 16,000 Soldiers, Civilians and Contractors at more than 180 locations around the globe ensures leaders at all levels have access to the intelligence information they need, when and where they need it.
Work for this contract will be conducted at the headquarters in Fort Belvoir, Va., and other locations including Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; Fort Sam Houston, Fort Bliss and Camp Bullis, Texas; Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; and Fort Leavenworth, Kan. General Dynamics will also support U.S. Army intelligence customers with worldwide deployment, if needed.
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, Virginia, 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 the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.
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