General Dynamics Providing IT Support Under Joint Strike F-35 Contract
Fairfax, Virginia-based General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) was recently awarded the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 IT program support contract. GDIT will provide knowledge-based, information assurance and cybersecurity information technology (IT) services to the F-35 JSF Virtual Enterprise (JVE) network in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO). Services will include program management, enterprise performance management, enterprise architecture, implementation of emerging capabilities and requirements, life cycle management, operations & maintenance, enterprise data management, service desk support and IT training.
The company reported that the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) awarded a task order against a previously issued General Services Administration, Government Wide Acquisition Alliant Contract (GS00Q09BGD0030) to General Dynamics One Source, a joint venture between GDIT and General Dynamics Mission Systems. The contract holds an estimated ceiling value of $155.6 million and includes a base period of two years with three one-year options.
“We are excited to bring a full platform of next-generation services as the primary IT provider of the F-35 JPO,” said Senior Vice President Leigh Palmer, head of GDIT’s Defense Division. “Through GDIT’s impressive offerings, we will enable full scale technology solutions for the successful execution of the F-35 JPO.”
The F-35 JPO is a joint, multi-national program. It serves as the Department of Defense's focal point for defining affordable, next-generation strike fighter aircraft weapon systems across the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and American allies, a company official explained.