General Dynamics Awarded $16 Million U.S. Army Delivery Order to Expand Fort Meade's Information Technology Infrastructure

FAIRFAX, Va. , June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a delivery order by the U.S. Army to expand information technology (IT) infrastructure and network capabilities at Fort Meade to support the Maryland base's growth. The delivery order has a total potential value of $16.5 million over two years if all options are exercised.

The General Dynamics delivery order at Fort Meade is part of the U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems' Infrastructure Modernization (IMOD) program to expand bandwidth and network capabilities to address evolving U.S. Army communications requirements. Under the IMOD contract, General Dynamics will deploy a high-speed broadband network backbone to support enhanced base operations.

The relocation of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to Fort Meade is part of Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC) initiatives. When the DISA headquarters relocation is complete in 2011, the U.S. Army estimates that the Fort Meade base population will increase by approximately 4,300 people.

"The U.S. Army is refocusing select resources to address today's requirement for a strong and agile military," said Zannie Smith , senior vice president and general manager of Army Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology. "General Dynamics Information Technology is drawing from its proven military enterprise networking experience to provide a highly scalable and reliable technology infrastructure for ongoing Fort Meade activities and new DISA operations."

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 civilian government and commercial sectors. With 15,000 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 http://www.gdit.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va. , employs approximately 84,000 people worldwide and reported 2007 revenues of $27.2 billion. The company has leading market positions in mission critical information systems and technologies, land and amphibious combat systems, shipbuilding and marine systems, and business aviation. More information about the company is available on the Internet at http://www.generaldynamics.com.

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