General Dynamics business unit General Dynamics Information Technology has received a five-year contract for $83.6 million to provide IT enterprise network services to the U.S. Special Operations Command.
Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide enterprisewide network support services to manage USSOCOM’s global enterprise IT infrastructure which includes data, voice and video communications networks for USSOCOM headquarters, the service component commands, the Theater Special Operation commands and subordinate organizations.
“General Dynamics’ cadre of IT professionals, experienced with worldwide IT operations will provide unparalleled support to the U.S. Special Operations Command,” said Tom Kirchmaier, senior vice president of GDIT’s Intelligence Solutions Division. “With a deep understanding of USSOCOM’s mission requirements, we will work to ensure seamless communications through the last tactical mile, connecting those in garrison to the special operators in combat areas.”
The majority of the work will occur at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., and Fort Bragg, N.C., with a large number of staff deployed overseas to provide in-garrison and in-theater operator support. As a result of this contract, General Dynamics plans to hire an additional 45 employees.