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GD wins communications support contract

  |   July 7, 2011 at 9:23 AM
FAIRFAX, Va., July 7 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Information Technology has received a task order from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency to support data enterprise and communications.

The Information Technology Enterprise contract order has a value of $178 million for five years if all options are exercised.

Under 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. The company will provide terrestrial, wireless and satellite communications support on the joint worldwide intelligence communications system, secret internet protocol router network, non-classified Internet protocol router network 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."

Work under the task order will be performed in the Washington area; Colorado Springs; Tampa, Fla.; Miami; Honolulu; Stuttgart, Germany; Molesworth, England; South Korea and other locations.

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