Posted by Courtney E. Howard
FAIRFAX, Va., 8 Feb. 2011. General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, won a task order to support the U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Panama City Division (PCD), under the SeaPort-e contract. The task order is valued at $41.7 million over five years if all options are exercised.
General Dynamics will provide systems, networks, communications, and infrastructure support with help-desk management for a multi-classification level Deployable Joint Command and Control (DJC2) system. This support will include systems troubleshooting and testing, software upgrades, systems maintenance, and response to NSWC PCD employees’ calls.
The DJC2 provides a standardized, integrated command-and-control system to U.S. Geographic Combatant Commanders (GCCs) that supports Joint Task Force operations.
“General Dynamics’ systems operations and maintenance support of the DJC2 will enable NSWC PCD to concentrate on its mission of caring for critical warfare systems,” says Bill Cobb, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Combat Systems sector. “We will also use our extensive experience managing help desks and maintaining systems and networks for Department of Defense and other federal government organizations to enact streamlined processes and consolidated support to ensure issues are resolved in a timely manner.”
General Dynamics will also manage the DJC2 operations support center, which is a collective of help desks at multiple sites. The company will provide on-site support for five worldwide combatant commander sites--San Antonio, Texas; Vicenza, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Tampa, Fla. and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii--as well as the Panama City, Fla., location. General Dynamics expects to hire 4 to 6 additional personnel at each location for customer support.