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November 19, 2010

General Dynamics bags multi-year IT SSS contract from FBI

Contract has a potential value of $30bn to all awardees

By CBR Staff Writer

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been selected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as one of 46 awardees of the Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (IT SSS) contract.

Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide technical services for the FBI’s multiple information technology systems and engage in developmental projects and programs.

The services include refreshing program information technology, hardware and software operations and maintenance, server maintenance, hardware configuration, database management, technical/enterprise architecture and design, critical infrastructure protection, network security and risk and vulnerability management.

The multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $30bn to all awardees over eight years if all options are exercised.

The company said that the work will be primarily performed in the Washington, DC , Clarksburg, West Virginia, and Quantico, Varginia.

General Dynamics the civilian solutions sector vice president and general manager Ivan Abbott said the centralised contract vehicle streamlines access to the IT support services needed by the FBI’s globally dispersed workforce.

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"Mission requirements rely on dependable, efficient and rapid communications systems and IT networks to disseminate intelligence, collaborate with key partners, perform research and analysis, warehouse evidence and critical information, investigate threats and conduct operations," Abbott said.

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