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U.S. Navy Procures General Dynamics Radios

November 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
The U.S. Navy has ordered an additional 53 General Dynamics-built AN/USC-61(C) four-channel Digital Modular Radios (DMR) for use aboard new Navy ships, submarines and inshore sites. In addition to the new radios, existing DMR hardware will be modified to accommodate networking waveforms owned by the government. This order exercises an option on a contract awarded to General Dynamics in 2010. The option has a total potential value of $35 million. The radio is capable of simultaneous, secure short-range and global communications on any of its four channels. It also is interoperable with a wide variety of legacy military radios and was the first software defined radio certified by the National Security Agency to protect information classified at the top secret level and below. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command is the contracting authority.

General Dynamics to Provide Cryptographic Units

November 2, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., is being awarded a $15,480,494 firm fixed price contract for 24 end cryptographic units including two embeddable solutions, one special test equipment and accessory kit with 20 key fill adapters manuals, training and provisioning related to end cryptographic equipment. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

GD to Support National Defense University

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., was competitively awarded a task order by the General Services Administration Federal Systems Integration and Management Center to be the single-service provider for consolidated information technology (IT) enterprise services and support for the National Defense University (NDU). The five-year contract has a potential value of $39.9 million, if all options are exercised. Under this contract, General Dynamics will deliver enterprise service desk, data center and application support services that enable NDU to more efficiently and effectively use IT resources throughout the enterprise with minimum service disruption. The company will provide reliable network availability, information assurance services, server administration and maintenance, systems engineering and network operation and maintenance to all five NDU colleges: Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy, National War College, Joint Forces Staff College, Information Resources Management College and the College of International Security Affairs.

General Dynamics to Support U.S. Marine Corps C4ISR

September 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Va., has been awarded a 42-month, $94.4 million task order to support the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command Total Integrated Ground Equipment Readiness Contractor Logistics Support (TIGER CLS) contract. General Dynamics will deliver cost-effective, innovative technology, logistics and program management support for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. These systems provide Marine Corps intelligence units with critical information and communications links to numerous stakeholders worldwide. Work will be performed in Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan; Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Okinawa, Japan; Dam Neck, Va.; Tampa, Fla.; Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Stafford, Va.; and Bahrain.

GD Supports U.S and Australian Tactical Control Systems

July 30, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a $27,876,524 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract for engineering and technical services in support of the AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control System for U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

FBI Awards IT Task Orders to General Dynamics

July 13, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded three task orders to provide information technology (IT) services under the Federal Bureau of Investigation Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (FBI IT Triple S) contract. The task orders have a combined value of $19 million over eight years. General Dynamics was awarded the FBI IT Triple S contract in October 2010. Under the first task order, General Dynamics will deliver a full range of information assurance and security support to assist the FBI Digital Evidence Section. Specifically, the company will perform systems engineering, administration and security duties, as well as training development and office management. The company will also work with FBI intelligence analysts to develop and update certification and accreditation processes and programs for both new and legacy IT systems. Under a second task order, General Dynamics will operate and maintain the FBI's Enterprise Management System (EMS). In addition, the company will manage workflow and implement and maintain patch, software and image-management tools to enable users to access and share data securely. Under a third task order, General Dynamics will engineer, configure, integrate, troubleshoot and advise on the procurement of virtual server platforms and thin client configurations in enterprise-wide FBI environments.

GD to Continue Migrating Submarine Combat Control Technology

June 20, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Incorporated, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is being awarded $20,153,731 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification for continued migration of the AN/BYG-1 weapons control system from a technology insertion (TI) 10 baseline to a TI-12; integration of advanced processing build 11; and delivery of capability multiple submarine platforms. The AN/BYG-1 is the combat control system common across submarine platforms. The system incorporates tactical control, weapon control, and tactical local area network functions into a single development program. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC, is the contracting activity.

GD to Awarded More Than $385 Million to Replace Antiquated Radar

June 15, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, was awarded a $385,550,000 firm-fixed-price and fixed-price-incentive-firm contract for the replacement of antiquated radars at four Army Test Centers with state of the art test-oriented equipment. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to Support National Communications System

May 16, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $14 million task order by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to support the National Communications System (NCS). General Dynamics will provide around-the-clock watch operations for critical communications infrastructure through support of the NCS's National Coordinating Center (NCC) for Communications. The company will provide emergency response support and liaison to communications partners to identify the possible impacts of potentially disruptive events and coordinate the restoration and repair of the infrastructure when outages occur. The NCC Watch assists NCS in executing its roles and responsibilities under Executive Order 12472 for support of the National Command Authority and for planning, developing and implementing enhancements to the national communications infrastructure. The NCC Watch facilitates collaboration among the NCC communications industry and government partners to support information sharing and collaboration, while performing analysis of the national communications infrastructure. Due to the confluence of technologies, the NCC Watch responds to cyber security incidents and events in tandem with its sister organization, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), under event coordination by the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).

Six Firms Awarded Millions for C4I

April 30, 2012
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean Virginia, is being awarded a $23,417,711 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) software engineering support to include engineering products related to C4I software applications and databases or database management systems for current and future C4I systems. Other awards include: Intelesis Technologies Corporation, San Diego, California, $22,090,612; Forward Slope Incorporated, San Diego, California, $21,228,567; General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, Fairfax Virginia, $19,914,712; Kratos Defense Engineering Solutions Incorporated, San Diego, California, $19,029,890; and FGM Incorporated, Reston Virginia, $17,180,390. Technical support will include the full range of software development including system requirements, design, implementation, integration, and documentation. All awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

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