FAIRFAX, Va., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a task order to provide enterprise communication services under the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract. The task order has a value of $178 million for five years if all options are exercised.
Through the contract, General Dynamics will support enterprise data, voice and video communications services across the information technology life-cycle, which includes strategy, design, transition, operations and maintenance. Additionally, the company will provide terrestrial, wireless and satellite communications support on the joint worldwide intelligence communications system (JWICS), secret internet protocol router network (SIPRnet), non-classified internet protocol router network (NIPRnet) and other coalition networks.
"General Dynamics has supported the Defense Intelligence Agency for more than 40 years and will ensure a seamless transition plan with no disruptions to the current mission critical services DIA performs," said Thomas Kirchmaier, senior vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Intelligence Solutions Division. "Our high-caliber support will continue on this contract while we work to identify efficiencies and improve effectiveness to reduce costs and modernize the enterprise."
General Dynamics will support DIA's worldwide operations with work performed in the Washington, D.C. area; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Tampa and Miami, Fla.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Stuttgart, Germany; Molesworth, United Kingdom; South Korea and other locations globally.
Ron Ehrenfeld, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Intelligence Solutions Division Defense Agencies Sector, said, "This contract award enables General Dynamics to continue providing exceptional service to the DIA's Directorate for Information Management's critical enterprise communications architecture."
The Defense Intelligence Agency is a Department of Defense combat support agency and an important member of the United States Intelligence Community. With more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA is a major producer and manager of foreign military intelligence. It provides military intelligence to warfighters, defense policymakers and force planners, in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition.
General Dynamics was selected by the Defense Intelligence Agency for the Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract in May 2010.
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