General Dynamics Awarded $32 Million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contract for IT Management in Afghanistan

Sept. 3, 2008

FAIRFAX, Va. , Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Afghanistan Engineer District (AED) to provide Information Technology Management Services in Afghanistan to support USACE-AED reconstruction and infrastructure development programs. The contract has a total potential value of $32 million over five years if all options are exercised.

General Dynamics will manage an in-country network and provide critical communications between USACE-AED operations and the continental U.S. The satellite and network communications infrastructure will provide enhanced video, voice and data communications for USACE-AED operations throughout Afghanistan .

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District is leading pivotal construction and rebuilding efforts that are enhancing the lives of the Afghan people and providing a foundation for future growth and prosperity throughout the country," said Zannie Smith , vice president and general manager of Army Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology. "AED's design and construction efforts require equally robust communications to coordinate an array of public and private organizations. General Dynamics is proud to contribute to the U.S. Army's Afghanistan redevelopment efforts."

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

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va. , employs approximately 84,600 people worldwide and anticipates 2008 revenues of approximately $29.5 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 on the Internet at

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