General Dynamics unit bags $185m cybersecurity contract from Air Force Civil Engineer Center

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General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a key business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), has been awarded a significant $185 million recompete task order to enhance cybersecurity across the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC). The contract, secured through the 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, includes a one-year base period with four option years, reinforcing GDIT’s longstanding partnership with the Air Force.

Task Order Scope and Objectives

Under this task order, GDIT is set to spearhead the development and implementation of cutting-edge cybersecurity measures for the Air Force’s industrial control systems. These systems play critical roles in building automation, life safety, utility monitoring, and airfield control. With operations extending to 188 global installations, GDIT will utilize its deep expertise in cybersecurity and zero-trust architectures to safeguard these vital assets.

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Strategic Importance of Cybersecurity Enhancements

Brian Sheridan, GDIT’s Senior Vice President for Defense, emphasized the national security imperative of the project, stating, “Protecting our operational technologies from our adversaries is vital to our national security.” He highlighted GDIT’s commitment to innovating and securing the Air Force’s critical infrastructure against emerging threats.

General Dynamics Information Technology wins a $185M cybersecurity contract to protect Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s assets.

General Dynamics Information Technology wins a $185M cybersecurity contract to protect Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s assets.

GDIT’s Enduring Partnership with the Air Force

GDIT has a rich history of supporting the Air Force, dating back over 50 years, with involvements that span global intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance missions, security services automation, and digital engineering advancements. Notably, GDIT was a primary awardee on a $4.5 billion security support services contract last year, demonstrating its pivotal role in Air Force operations.

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General Dynamics Information Technology is a branch of General Dynamics, a global leader in aerospace and defense. The parent company boasts a diverse portfolio encompassing business aviation, ship construction and repair, land combat vehicles, weapons systems, munitions, and a range of technology products and services. With a workforce exceeding 100,000 globally and revenue reaching $42.3 billion in 2023, General Dynamics continues to be a significant player in the defense sector.

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The renewed partnership between GDIT and the Air Force through this task order not only cements GDIT’s position as a critical defense contractor but also underscores the increasing importance of robust cybersecurity measures within military operations. As threats evolve, the proactive enhancement of cybersecurity infrastructures is essential to maintain national security and protect critical technologies.

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