Air Force Selects GDIT to Support the 480th ISR Wing's Technical Operations

June 27, 2019

Falls Church-based General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) will be supporting the technical operations of the U.S. Air Force’s 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing's technical operations, the company reported in a June 27 release. The $217 million single-award contract includes a nine-month base period with seven one-year options and a possible six-month extension. The wing provides time-sensitive, multiple-source intelligence data and products to the Air Force derived from various service, allied and coalition ISR platforms. 

The wing uses the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS) weapon system—also known as the AN/GSQ-272 SENTINEL—which is the Air Force’s main ISR planning, collection, processing and exploitation, analysis and dissemination  system, which relies on a global communications architecture that connects multiple intelligence platforms, Department of Defense networks and sensors. AF DCGS participates in operations throughout the world, including those led by the United Nations, NATO, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Central Command, U.S. European Command, U.S. Forces Korea, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Southern Command.

GDIT will be assiting the 480th's efforts in leading these global ISR operations, the company said. Specially, GDIT will be providing the AF DCGS Operations Center by supporting network administration, network engineering, information assurance, computer network defense, systems administration, project management and C4ISR engineering of 480 ISRW’s information technology assets from the network and enterprise level, the compnay stated.

“We are excited to continue our strong legacy providing expert engineering and technology solutions for the Air Force,” said Senior Vice President Leigh Palmer, head of GDIT’s Defense Division. “GDIT’s team developed and implemented the initial design for this global network. We will leverage this expertise to maintain current network technology while seamlessly modernizing the Air Force’s global network into a next-generation posture.”

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