FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was recently awarded a blanket purchase agreement to provide information technology support services to the U.S. Coast Guard Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM). The agreement has a ceiling value of $11 million over a five-year period.
General Dynamics will provide FORCECOM with information technology (IT) and simulator support services for non-standard workstations and systems. Non-standard workstations are customized and stand-alone from the overall enterprise, and support command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems, navigational, telecommunications and ship board sensors. Work will be performed in Petaluma, Calif.; Elizabeth City, N.C.; Yorktown, Va.; Charleston, S.C.; and Washington, D.C. General Dynamics plans to hire 17 additional employees to support this contract.
"General Dynamics will provide the Force Readiness Command with exceptional support in managing and sustaining its information technology systems and networks, which are vital to meeting readiness requirements for mission success of protecting the safety and security of U.S. citizens," said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Civilian and Homeland Security division.
Ted Bull, senior director of Coast Guard Programs at General Dynamics Information Technology, said, "Through years of delivering enterprise engineering, operations and maintenance support services to the Coast Guard Telecommunications and Information Systems Command, we understand how greatly the Coast Guard depends on reliable, effective and efficient IT operational support to meet its critical response obligations. Our continued support spans both the classified and unclassified computer environment for land-based and mobile telecommunications, electronics and information systems."
FORCECOM is the Coast Guard's first command solely responsible for preparing forces to perform missions and execute them properly. FORCECOM is responsible for executing the Human Performance Cycle through Training; Tactics, Techniques, and Procedure Development; and Assessment. Formed on June 1, 2009, FORCECOM is charged with the current and future readiness of the Coast Guard's Active Duty, Reserve, Auxiliary, Civilian, and Contractor workforce. FORCECOM is a geographically dispersed command which works for the Coast Guard's Deputy Commandant for Mission Support and which has its headquarters in Norfolk, Va.
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