General Dynamics Awarded $48 Million to Provide Cyber Situational Awareness Support to DHS US-CERT

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) a $48.2 million task order to provide cyber situational awareness support, analysis and technical and infrastructure support to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

The US-CERT is the operational arm of DHS' National Cyber Security Division and is a partnership between DHS and the public and private sectors to protect the nation's Internet infrastructure. US-CERT coordinates the defense against and responses to cyber attacks across the nation. General Dynamics has performed similar services for the US-CERT since 2004.

"The Department of Homeland Security is charged with protecting our nation's Internet infrastructure and US-CERT is a key part of this effort," said Mary Craft , vice president, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. "We look forward to continue supporting DHS in its drive for cyber security innovation and reducing threats and vulnerabilities to this essential infrastructure

The task order was awarded under the DHS Enterprise Acquisitions Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract.

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General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 82,900 people worldwide and anticipates 2007 revenues of more than $27 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available online at

SOURCE General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems