FAIRFAX, Va., July 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has given General Dynamics Information Technology a $22 million contract for supply chain management services.
The $22 million, however, is just the initial award. If all options to the five-year contract were exercised, the total value of the contract could be as much as $2.2 billion.
General Dynamics said it will provide global supply chain management -- including technology infrastructure needed to integrate and manage the real-time flow of security equipment and related information -- to the department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security and its more than 430 facilities around the world.
"Our holistic approach to supply chain management consists of a strong management team, leading-edge technology and world-wide infrastructure," said Jay Erb, General Dynamics vice president and managing executive for the contract.
"We look forward to providing the Department of State with our cost-effective solution, which enables safe and secure environments for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy."
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