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General Dynamics awarded $267 million cyber contract with US National Guard

The defense giant will provide an integrated network & security operations center, which it will operate, maintain and secure

Photo: Army National Guard’s website
Photo: Army National Guard’s website

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) announced earlier this month that it was awarded the Guard Enterprise Cyber Operations Support (GECOS) contract, to support the Army National Guard. The $267 million contract has a one-year base period and three additional option years.

The GECOS program supports the Army National Guard Department of Defense Information Network’s IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, application hosting and associated services. This enterprise network, one of the Department of Defense’s largest, provides soldiers with access to the internet, allows them to connect with other’s databases and networks securely, and provides leaders with tools for training, mission planning and execution.

The network supports more than 124,000 users at 3,000 locations across all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

According to its announcement, GDIT will provide the Army National Guard with an integrated network and security operations center.

From this site, GDIT will operate, maintain and secure the enterprise network, both in classified and unclassified environments, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. GDIT will leverage specific IT service and zero trust solutions to provide program management, cybersecurity, and IT operations and maintenance.

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