General Dynamics to design first segment of U.S. Government's nationwide integrated wireless network

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 12 June 2006. General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded one of two contracts to prepare a design and implementation plan for an initial service area of the government's future Integrated Wireless Network (IWN). IWN is designed to provide secure, seamless, interoperable, and reliable nationwide wireless voice, data, and multimedia communications.

Jun 12th, 2006

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 12 June 2006. General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded one of two contracts to prepare a design and implementation plan for an initial service area of the government's future Integrated Wireless Network (IWN).

IWN will provide secure, seamless, interoperable, and reliable nationwide wireless voice, data, and multimedia communications among 80,000 federal agents and law enforcement officers engaged in disaster response, law enforcement, protective services, and homeland defense.

Following the design competition, the government will select a single contractor for full implementation of IWN.

"First responders, federal agents, and other public safety officers who protect the nation require a secure, interoperable communications infrastructure to share critical information," acknowledges Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems.

The General Dynamics IWN team, lead by General Dynamics C4 Systems, includes General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (Arlington, Va.); General Dynamics Information Technology (Fairfax, Va.); IBM (Armonk, N.Y.); M/A-COM (Lowell, Mass.); Nortel Government Solutions (Fairfax, Va.); and Verizon Wireless (Laurel, Md.).

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