FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) a contract to
provide technical and program management support services to the U.S. Coast
Guard Incident Response Team (CIRT). The award has a maximum potential value
Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide 24-hour technical and operational support to the Coast Guard network. The company will assist and coordinate department-level incident responses and identify, report and manage the resolution of computer security irregularities. In addition, General Dynamics will provide database management, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and systems administration of network sensors.
The task order was awarded under the DHS Enterprise Acquisitions Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract.
"EAGLE provides Department of Homeland Security agencies a comprehensive and efficient vehicle to procure cutting-edge technology solutions and support," said Marcus Collier , senior vice president of Civilian/Homeland Security Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology. "Since EAGLE's inception in July 2006 , General Dynamics has consistently delivered innovative technology and experience to a variety of DHS customers in support of their respective homeland and national security efforts. General Dynamics is pleased to continue this tradition in our IT security support of the U.S. Coast Guard."
About General Dynamics
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs
approximately 82,900 people worldwide and anticipates 2007 revenues of more
SOURCE General Dynamics