General Dynamics Awarded $11 Million to Provide IT Security Support Services to U.S. Coast Guard

Sept. 24, 2007

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 of $10.5 million over 52 months if all options are exercised.

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 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 .

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