General Dynamics Awarded $11 Million D.C. Department of Corrections IT Support Order

FAIRFAX, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a task order under the GSA Information Technology (IT) Schedule to provide correctional information and technology support for the Department of Corrections in Washington, D.C. The order has a total potential value of $10.7 million over five years if all options are exercised.

Under the contract, General Dynamics Information Technology will provide a wide range of information technology services, including network management, database administration, applications development and administration, systems acquisition and integration, help desk support and report development. Several of the hardware systems and software applications supported under the contract are critical safety-of-life systems for the D.C. Jail and other nearby facilities. General Dynamics Information Technology has supported the D.C. Department of Corrections under similar contracts since 1998.

"This information and technology support will enhance the efficiency and integrity of inmate operations in the nation's capital," said Marcus Collier , senior vice president of Civilian and Homeland Security Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology. "General Dynamics is pleased to continue our support of the D.C. Department of Corrections and to build upon our legacy of success in providing information technology services within a high-security correctional environment."

About General Dynamics Information Technology

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civil, international and commercial sectors. With 16,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 82,600 people worldwide and had 2006 revenues of $24.1 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.

SOURCE General Dynamics