General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has secured a contract to provide modernised base-level network security boundary support to the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at all active Air Force and Air National Guard (ANG) bases worldwide.
Awarded under the network-centric solutions (NETCENTS) contract vehicle, the task order has a maximum potential value of $25.3m over the two-year period, if all options are exercised.
Under the contract, the company will provide support services for the air force’s enclave non-classified internet protocol router network firewall and automated security incident management sustainment (ENFAAS) programme.
Specific work includes network management upgrades at the Air Force Integrated Network Operations and Security Centers (I-NOSCs) and the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT) locations.
General Dynamics Information Technology’s IT Solutions sector vice-president and general manager Charlie Plummer said, "General Dynamics will leverage more than 20 years of experience designing and integrating cyber systems and networks for all components of the Department of Defense to offer the air force a cost-effective, reliable approach to meet the needs of this top priority cyber program."
Additional responsibilities include provision of support for air force network (AFNet) security requirements and visibility increment into network traffic across the air force non-classified internet protocol router network (NIPRNet).
Work under the contract is scheduled to be carried out at General Dynamics (GD) facilities in Massachusetts, and Oklahoma, US and multiple air force locations across the globe.
The multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) NETCENTS contract was received by GD in September 2004.
Apart from serving as the systems integrator for the NIPRNet Gateway Program, GD has also implemented several combat information transport system projects and supported AFNet modernisation initiatives for more than 20 years.