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December 12, 2012
General Dynamics Wins $6M Contract from Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency
By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor
The Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency recently awarded General Dynamics (News - Alert) Information Technology a two-year, $6-million task order, to provide technical support services to the Air Force Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System Enterprise.
General Dynamics, as per this contract, will help the Air Force modernize its communications networks and integrate with national-level Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise and Desk Top Enterprise initiatives.
The Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency provides integrated, cross-domain ISR capabilities in concert with other service, joint, national and international partners.
In a statement, Tom Kirchmaier, senior vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Intelligence Solutions division, said, "General Dynamics has extensive experience working with defense intelligence agencies to provide joint enterprise communications, cyber security and IT services that meet military intelligence mission requirements."
He further added, "With this contract, we will help the Air Force establish a standardized, joint communications enterprise that supports intelligence community network initiatives and Air Force missions worldwide."
In order to support the continued operations of AF JWICS from numerous service centers, General Dynamics will offer a wide range of information technology services. The organization will also help the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency in operating, maintaining and sustaining the centers.
The task order was awarded under the Defense Intelligence Agency Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise contract, a multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract awarded in May 2010.
In related TMC (News - Alert) news, General Dynamics has received an order from the U.S. Navy for an additional 53 General Dynamics-built AN/USC-61 four-channel Digital Modular Radios (DMR) for use aboard new Navy ships, submarines and inshore sites.
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Edited by Braden Becker
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