General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract by the Air Force Material Command to deliver enterprise IT services to the United States Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems Extended (U.S. BICES-X) Program. Additionally, the company will provide global defense organizations and combatant commands with secure, agile support to deliver timely information sharing and collaboration services. The single award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $881 million over eight years, if all options are exercised.
For more than 30 years, General Dynamics has been a trusted partner for the Department of Defense, providing support to U.S. operations working with NATO and other coalition partners. This new contract, which was competitively procured for the first time, expands the role of General Dynamics to enable the Department of Defense to support worldwide coalition operations.
"General Dynamics is delivering vital services for U.S. BICES-X customers across the globe and we are committed to ensuring that the Program continues to meet the operational needs of all of its warfighting stakeholders," said Bernie Guerry, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Intelligence Solutions division.
U.S. BICES-X is a worldwide capability consisting of hardware, software, communications and integrated processes, providing end-to-end collaboration services in support of U.S. and foreign partner users from national to tactical levels.
Source: General Dynamics Corporation
Date: Aug 12, 2015