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General Dynamics to Provide Common Display System

March 2, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $27 million contract modification for the production of the Navy's Common Display System (CDS), a commercial, off-the-shelf-based, grade A shock-qualified, display system in support of various Navy platforms. The CDS equipment procurement provides a family of display systems that support the Navy's implementation of open architecture for Navy combat systems. The CDS is designed around commercially available hardware and software and will provide computer displays to support combat systems on various Navy ships, submarines, and aircraft, with potential for U.S. Marine Corps and allied use. The CDS will meet the computer display requirements of other programs of record, including Aegis modernization. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to Support Deployable Joint Command and Control System

February 9, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a task order to support the U.S. Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, under the SeaPort-E contract. The task order is valued at more than $41 million over five years if all options are exercised. General Dynamics will provide systems, networks, communications, and infrastructure support with help desk management for a multi-classification level Deployable Joint Command and Control (DJC2) system. This support will include response to employees' calls, systems troubleshooting and testing, software upgrades and systems maintenance. The DJC2 provides a standardized, integrated command-and-control system to U.S. Geographic Combatant Commanders that supports Joint Task Force operations. General Dynamics will also manage the DJC2 operations support center, which is a collective of help desks at multiple sites. The company will provide on-site support for five worldwide combatant commander sites-San Antonio, Texas; Vicenza, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Tampa, Florida and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii-as well as the Panama City, Florida, location.

Special Operations Awards $83 Million Enterprise Networking Contract

February 7, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, is being awarded a 5-year contract valued at more than $83 million to provide enterprise-wide network support services to manage U.S. Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM's) global enterprise information technology data, voice, and video communications networks providing coverage for USSOCOM Headquarters, all component commands, theater special operations commands and subordinate commands. USSOCOM is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics to Support Automated Logistics in Kuwait

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to operate its supply support activity in Kuwait. The contract has an initial value of about $31 million for the first year, with a potential value of $177 million over five years, if all options are exercised. General Dynamics will be responsible for the management and facilitation of the supply support activity for the Southwest Asia region, which conducts and sustains military operations and activities throughout the region. The company will receive, classify, store and distribute multiple classes of Army supplies using automated information management systems. The majority of the work will be performed at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

General Dynamics Snags NASA Antenna Modernization Contract

January 19, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies received a $40.7 million contract from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to build two additional 34-meter (112-foot wide) beam waveguide antennas as part of NASA's modernization and transformation plan to continue scientific studies of the Earth as well as explore distant bodies in the solar system. The new antennas will be located at the Deep Space Network facility in Canberra, Australia. Originally designed by JPL and built by General Dynamics, the antennas enable the Deep Space Network to communicate with existing flight missions such as the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spitzer Space telescope, Saturn explorer Cassini, as well as support future NASA space missions. Beam waveguide-style antennas house sensitive electronics and systems in a room that is inside of the antenna's ground-based pedestal rather than in the center of the dish or reflector, making it easier for technicians to maintain the equipment as well as implement technology upgrades.

Jolly Named VP & GM of General Dynamics Cyber Division

January 17, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax,Virginia, has named John Jolly vice president and general manager of its Cyber Division.

General Dynamics Awarded $122 Million Task Order to Support U.S. Army Europe

January 5, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, has recently been awarded a $122 million task order under the Alliant contract to provide information technology support to U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) headquarters, Heidelberg, Germany, and its associated staff elements and organizations as part of the USAREUR Theater Warfighter Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence program. The majority of work will be performed at the USAREUR headquarters, at other sites within Germany and at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The company will provide systems engineering, network integration and configuration, Battle Command Systems support, information technology knowledge management, Microsoft SharePoint support, video teleconferencing and web development. The company will also perform logistics, training, planning and exercises support.

General Dynamics to Develop Radio Frequency Open Architecture

January 3, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was awarded a more than $7 million contract to provide a research and development program, which seeks to develop an open architecture for modular open systems architecture common back end for radio frequency that conforms to interface standards. U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Awarded Enterprise Data Center Contract

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology Incorporated, was recently awarded a nearly $39 million contract for the operation and relocation of the U.S. Army Reserve Command Enterprise Data Center to a government-owned facility at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command Center, Fort Bragg, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Conducts Advanced Submarine Research and Development

December 10, 2010
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $7 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Under this award Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology areas including manufacturing, maintenance, survivability, hydrodynamics, acoustics and materials. Electric Boat also will conduct research and development work in areas such as manning, hull integrity, performance, ship control, logistics, weapons handling and safety. The contract also supports near-term Virginia-class technology insertion, identification of Ohio-class replacement technology options, future submarine concepts and core technologies. If all options are exercised and funded, the contract has a potential value of $711.4 million over a total of five years.

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