General Dynamics‘s information technology business has received a potential five-year, $45 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command to support a web-based platform the Defense Department uses to model the potential effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapon attacks.
GDIT will help the service branch develop software, conduct technical documentation, implement system upgrades, modify, operate, maintain and sustain the Joint Effects Model system, the company said Tuesday.
Work also includes JEM integration and program and systems engineering management.
The platform is designed to simulate the impact of CBRN weapon strikes and toxic industrial chemical and material incidents.
Dan Busby, vice president and general manager of the IT services and solutions sector at General Dynamics Information Technology, said the company will offer updated modeling tools to help increase DoD’s situational awareness in efforts to mitigate CBRN threats.