General Dynamics Awarded Connections II Contract by the General Services AdministrationFAIRFAX, Va - General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been selected as an awardee by the General Services Administration (GSA) for the Connections II contract. The nine-year, three-month, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $5 billion among all 21 industry awardees. General Dynamics Information Technology has been a prime contractor on GSA's first Connections Support Services contract for the past eight years.
Through the Connections II contract, General Dynamics will meet U.S. federal civilian, Department of Defense and intelligence agencies' needs for unified voice and data communications solutions. Specifically, General Dynamics will provide equipment, building and infrastructure support, as well as professional and operational services to ensure network integration for new and existing systems.
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"With an increasing emphasis on data center consolidation and cloud computing, many agencies are looking at modernizing their infrastructure," said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Health and Civilian Solutions division. "Through this contract, General Dynamics will efficiently and effectively deliver the IT services needed to modernize and successfully establish unified and secure communications."
The Connections II contract includes the full range of services required to modernize agency infrastructure and support next generation mobile workforce requirements, including:
- Communications and networking;
- Building/campus facility preparation;
- Operations, administration, and management; and
- Customer service and technical support.
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Source : General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD)