General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has been awarded two contracts by the United States Army to develop and implement fixed and mobile cloud computing capacity for the Area Processing Centers Army Private Cloud (APC2) initiative. These five-year, multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts have a combined potential value of $249.8 million to all awardees.
Under the fixed Suite of APC2, General Dynamics will establish a secure, reliable and cost-efficient managed service cloud computing platform. Under the mobile Suite of APC2, General Dynamics will provide a mobile data center solution to meet urgent Army needs in contingency operations or where rapid or temporary computing is critical. In addition to providing strategic cloud computing direction, General Dynamics will manage network connectivity, information assurance, certification and accreditation, application migration, private cloud operations and maintenance and related aspects of the supply chain. The company will incorporate its field-proven design to deliver reliable, secure and transportable mobile data centers suitable for harsh conditions and remote locations.
"General Dynamics has a strong history of integrating state-of-the-art technology for high performance, reliable and scalable data center and cloud solutions," said Zannie Smith, senior vice president of the National and Homeland Security Division for General Dynamics Information Technology. "We will leverage our data center expertise and logistics management skills, as well as our extensive knowledge of the Army's methodologies and processes to help our customer achieve its goal of providing secure, global access to information, while reducing technology costs and energy usage worldwide."
APC2 is a new component of the LandWarNet strategic initiative, which encompasses all Army information capabilities such as collecting, processing and storing information for warfighters. Through this program, the Army plans to lower application migration, hosting, administration and maintenance costs by moving to cloud computing and reducing the number of data centers it operates.
The General Dynamics team supporting this contract owns and operates more than 200 data centers in 23 countries and has successfully fielded more than 6,000 tactical shelters and containerized systems for the Army.
This contract was awarded to General Dynamics One Source, a joint venture of three General Dynamics companies: General Dynamics Information Technology, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems.
Source: General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD)
Date: Apr 3, 2012