General Dynamics Wins $185M Air Force Cybersecurity Contract

Under the deal, General Dynamics will investigate cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure and provide recommendations to protect it

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

May 23, 2024

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General Dynamics’ technology and professional services business unit, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), has entered a deal worth $185 million to provide cybersecurity services to the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC). 

The operation has a one-year base period, with the option of extending for an additional four. 

The AFCEC is responsible for the planning, design and construction of Air Force facilities, and overseeing the environmental compliance and restoration of buildings.

Under the contract’s terms, GDIT will research cybersecurity threats to the Air Force’s industrial control systems – including building automation, life safety, utility monitoring and airport control – and create new methods of mitigating these threats.

General Dynamics said it will use its cybersecurity and zero trust capabilities to complete the project at 188 installations worldwide.

“Protecting our operational technologies from our adversaries is vital to our national security,” said Brian Sheridan, GDIT’s senior vice president for defense. “As a long-standing partner of the Air Force, we look forward to reimagining new ways to secure its critical infrastructure.”

The deal comes a year after GDIT won all initial task orders on a $4.5 billion Department of the Air Force Security Support Services, where GDIT implemented cybersecurity and communications analysis services.

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GDIT was awarded a $922 million contract in March to modernize U.S. Central Command’s enterprise information technology infrastructure, using cloud, AI and machine learning, and zero trust capabilities to “strengthen operational readiness.”

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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