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U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $32 Million for Logistics Support Services

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) , has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to provide information technology (IT) engineering and professional services within the 1st Theater Sustainment Command's (1st TSC) area of responsibility. The contract has a total potential value of $32.5 million over five years if all options are exercised.

Through this contract, General Dynamics will provide services to support inventory procurement, management and related supply-chain operations. The company will perform Standard Army Retail Supply System (SARSS) logistics analysis and financial reporting and support in-theater Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) managers and coordinators.

The 1st TSC provides acquisition and supply-chain procurement services that support troops in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)/Army Central Command (ARCENT) Southwest Asia Area of Responsibility -- rapidly delivering and transporting supplies to maintain continuity for regional operations.

"General Dynamics' expertise in logistical management, planning and forecasting will enable the 1st Theater Sustainment Command to give in-theater commanders improved access to real-time inventory information, data and analysis that is pivotal to military efforts," said Zannie Smith, vice president and general manager of Army Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology. "General Dynamics works shoulder-to-shoulder with soldiers abroad, providing rapid and easy access to information regardless of the environment or terrain."

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology, systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civilian government and commercial sectors. With 15,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at www.gdit.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 84,600 people worldwide and anticipates 2008 revenues of approximately $29.5 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.

 

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