General Dynamics lends tech support services for USAF intelligence network

The Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency awarded a $6 million task order to General Dynamics Information Technology. Over the next two years, General Dynamics will extend technical support services to the Air Force Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (AF JWICS) Enterprise.

The Company will assist the Air Force in standardizing and streamlining its communications networks. Furthermore, General Dynamics and the USAF will also integrate that same network with the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) and Desk Top Enterprise (DTE) initiatives. The standardized, integrated network will be able to support the intelligence community and Air Force missions.

In addition to extending a broad variety of information technology (IT) services in support of AF JWICS, General Dynamics will help the U.S. government to operate, maintain, and sustain the service centers whose continuous core sevices support Air Force missions around the world.

General Dynamics has previously worked with defense intelligence agencies. Its earlier partnerships successfully completed joint enterprise communications, cyber security, and IT services for various military intelligence missions.

The AF JWICS task order is part of the Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA.) Awarded in May 2010, the SITE contract encompasses multiple awards and indefinite delivery and quantity.

The Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency works alongside service, joint, national, and international partners to ensure the availability of integrated, cross-domain ISR capabilities.

Meanwhile, the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System is the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information component of the Defense Information System Network. The defense intelligence community uses JWICS to send classified multi-media intelligence communications anywhere in the world.

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