Up to $98M to General Dynamics for DoD Network Support
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, received a $51 million indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract from the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center to provide technical support for the Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN), which provides global, secure voice and voice-conferencing services to senior decision makers within the Department of Defense (DOD). The single award contract (N66001-09-D-0037) covers a 5-year base period with 8 potential 6-month option periods and has a total potential value of $98 million if all options are exercised.
Through the contract, General Dynamics will perform a variety of duties including program management, engineering support, testing and evaluation, integrated logistics support, on-site technical assistance, network security, and implementation and integration of the DRSN, as well as the U.S. military’s secure voice, command and control (C2), and information systems networks. DID has more on the DRSN…
The DRSN’s mission is to provide rapid, high quality secure and non-secure communications services to special C2 and other users. The DRSN is composed of modularly expandable, digital switches, with user instruments capable of providing either secure or non-secure communications service. The DRSN provides its users access to the strategic and tactical communities (ground networks, airborne, and seaborne platforms), DoD, federal, U.S. public switched networks (PSTNs), foreign post, telephone, and telegraph organizations and some Allied equipment and networks from a single, multifunction, user-programmable instrument.
General Dynamics will perform the work at its facility in Norfolk, VA (15%) and at government-furnished facilities in St Juliens Creek, VA (85%) and expects to complete the work by April 2, 2014. This contract was competitively procured via the FedBizOpps web site (Solicitation N66001-08-R-0008) and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with 2 offers received by the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific.