DoD names General Dynamics for Joint Futures Lab

SUFFOLK, Va., 8 August 2005. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded eight delivery orders to continue support of the U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Experimentation Program and Joint Futures Lab. The orders total $79.3 million.

Aug 8th, 2005

SUFFOLK, Va., 8 August 2005. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded eight delivery orders to continue support of the U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Experimentation Program and Joint Futures Lab. The orders total $79.3 million and include engineering, technical and administrative services for joint concept development and prototyping through July 31, 2006.

The Joint Futures Laboratory is a robust new venue for classified and unclassified electronically-distributed experimentation. Reflecting the dramatic growth in the Joint Forces Command's responsibilities, it augments the command's event capacity in support of joint warfighters.

U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Futures Laboratory expands the facilities of the permanent Distributed Continuous Experimentation Environment laboratory.

The Joint Experimentation Program develops, explores and assesses new joint warfighting concepts, organizational structures and emerging technologies through discovery, innovation and experimentation, in order to drive transformational changes that achieve the optimal future joint force capability.

General Dynamics has supported the Joint Experimentation Program and the Joint Futures Lab since 1998 and holds separate contracts to support the Joint Forces Command's Joint Systems Integration Command and Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration Program.

These new orders were issued pursuant to a contract that was originally awarded in 2004. They follow the $92 million contract extension awarded in July 2005, bringing the total value of the contract to $182.2 million, including options through 2009.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, headquartered in Arlington, Va., is a leading provider of transformational mission solutions in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Customers include those in the defense, intelligence, homeland security and homeland defense communities. For more information, see www.gd-ais.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 70,800 people worldwide and had 2004 revenue of $19.2 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. For more information, see www.generaldynamics.com.

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