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General Dynamics to Help FAA Evaluate NextGen Tech, Concepts; Marcus Collier Comments

General Dynamics to Help FAA Evaluate NextGen Tech, Concepts; Marcus Collier Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Marcus Collier
Marcus Collier
Marcus Collier

General Dynamics has won a five-year, $12 million task order to help the Federal Aviation Administration integrate and evaluate technologies and other tools for the NextGen air traffic initiative.

The company will design and develop software and also provide engineering services to the FAA’s NextGen Integration and Evaluation Capability laboratory, General Dynamics said Monday.

General Dynamics won the FAA’s System Engineering 2020 program three years ago and works to integrate systems, as well as model and simulate information and communications systems.

“General Dynamics has a long history helping federal agencies modernize and upgrade their IT infrastructure, systems and equipment,” said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of health and civilian solutions at General Dynamics Information Technology.

Under SE2020, the company has helped the FAA migrate from a telephony environment to an infrastructure based on a Voice-over-Internet Protocol and IP telephony technologies under the FAA’s Administrative Voice Enterprise Services program.

The FAA is moving from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management under NextGen.

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