Joint Forces Command taps General Dynamics for Futures Lab

SUFFOLK, Va., 6 July 2005. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $92 million contract extension to continue its support of the U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Experimentation Program and Joint Futures Lab.

SUFFOLK, Va., 6 July 2005. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $92 million contract extension to continue its support of the U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Experimentation Program and Joint Futures Lab.

The mission of the Joint Experimentation Program is to develop new joint warfighting concepts and emerging technologies in order to drive transformational changes that achieve the optimal future joint force capability.

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

This award is for the second-year option on a five-year contract awarded in February 2004, extending the term of the original contract until July 2006. The total value of the contract to date, including this option, is $182 million. The U.S. Navy Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Philadelphia Detachment, awarded the modification in support of the Joint Forces Command.

Work will be performed in Suffolk, Va., and includes engineering, technical and administrative services for joint concept development and prototyping.

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.

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 70,100 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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