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General Dynamics Experience

General Dynamics Experience

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation.  Revenue for 2009 was $29.3 billion.

Today, General Dynamics has four main business segments: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Systems and Technology, and Marine Systems.  The primary support to the DHS EAGLE II Contract will come from General Dynamics Information Systems & Technology (IS&T), a leading integrator of systems, technology and products that create decisive advantages for our military and government customers' communication and information management needs.

Information Systems and Technology integrates commercial off-the-shelf and custom-engineered products to deliver command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions; provides information-assurance solutions; offers advanced software and electronics systems-development services; and designs, engineers, installs and supports networks globally.  The following principal markets are served by IS&T:

  • Tactical and strategic mission systems: The group designs, builds and services complex command, control, communications and computing systems for defense customers worldwide, and is a recognized leader in information assurance products and systems for U.S. national security customers.
  • Intelligence mission systems: For the U.S. intelligence community, the group provides highly specialized signals and information collection, processing and distribution systems; special-purpose computing; multi-level security; data mining and fusion; special-mission satellites and payloads; and information operations services.
  • Network infrastructure and information technology services: The group provides world-class design, development, installation and integration of voice, video and data networks, as well as a full spectrum of information technology (IT) support services (such as staff augmentation and skilled mission support) to military and other government agencies and select commercial customers.

DHS Experience

National Communication Systems

  • DHS, National Cyber Security Division (NCSD), US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT), Functional Category 1
    The General Dynamics One Source Team provides full lifecycle systems engineering services in addition to comprehensive cybersecurity analysis in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cyber Security Division (NCSD).  In this role the General Dynamics One Source Team ensures NCSD’s ability to effectively execute their collaborative mission to work with public and private entities to secure cyberspace for Federal Executive Branch Agency networks through the spiral development of the National Cybersecurity Protection Systems (NCPS) and the operational support of the United States - Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).
  • U.S. Coast Guard Enhanced Mission C4ISR Capabilities - SEAWATCH System, Functional Category 1
    Since September 2008, the General Dynamics One Source team has been providing system engineering, system integration, technical, and administrative support services to the U.S. Coast Guard Command and Control Engineering Center (C2CEN) to support the development and deployment of the Enhanced Mission C4ISR Capabilities - Seawatch system (EMC2-SW). Following C2CEN’s lead as the system design agent for EMC2-SW, the General Dynamics team and the Coast Guard work as a consolidated and integrated team to conduct engineering analysis to derive requirements and develop the EMC2-SW system. The Team assists C2CEN with developing EMC2-SW in requirements development, system design, assembly and integration, testing, prototyping, installation, and maintenance and support.  EMC2-SW has been designated by the Coast Guard as the command and control system onboard the new Fast Response Cutter – B (FRC-B) class cutters.  EMC2-SW will also replace the existing Shipboard Command and Control System (SCCS) on Coast Guard legacy cutters.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Lifecycle Maintenance and Project Support for Vessel Tracking Systems (VTS) and Port and Coastal Surveillance Systems (PCSS), Functional Category 1
    Since May 2009, the General Dynamics One Source Team has been applying engineering discipline to support the U.S. Coast Guard Command and Control Engineering Center (C2CEN) System Management and Engineering Facility (SMEF) to augment their in-house staff to complete hardware upgrades, system improvements and relocation projects relating to Coast Guard Sector Command and Vessel Traffic Centers located throughout the United States.  The General Dynamics Team provides project engineering support, engineering processes analysis, providing design recommendations, and facilitating equipment installation for Vessel Tracking Systems (VTS) and Port and Coastal Surveillance Systems (PCSS) locations.
  • DHS, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Information and Technology, Security Support Services in the Security Operations Center  (SOC) of the Office of Information Technology, Functional Category 2
    Provide 24x7 services to manage,  operate and maintain the CBP SOC to accomplish the DHS Stewardship security operations mission.  Provide managerial, technical, and operational SOC support to the DHS WAN and integrated Component agency LAN networks. Coordinate Department-level incident response and identify, report, and manage the resolution of computer security irregularities that affect DHS’s ability to conduct its mission.
  • DHS Central Office of Record (COR), COMSEC Audit and Training Support, Functional Category 5 
    Assist the DHS Central Office of Record (COR) in conducting audits / assistance visits of organizational COMSEC accounts, provide scheduled and ADHOC training, on the keying and operation of COMSEC equipment, accounting software and assist with the development and implementation of plans, policies, and procedures to meet the needs of the Department of Homeland Security. Assist in the COMSEC accounting functions performed by the DHS COR to include Electronic Key Management using the EKMS system. Provide destruction, demilitarization, fielding and training support for new and decertified items of COMSEC equipment such as cryptographic equipment. Support the fielding, including training on new equipment associated with the NSA COMSEC Modernization Program and maintain and operate the Electronic Key Management System (EKMS).
  • U.S. Coast Guard Rescue 21 Command, Control and Communications System
    General Dynamics is contracted by the U.S. Coast Guard to modernize its 30-year-old search and rescue communication system by developing, deploying and maintaining the Rescue 21 system. Rescue 21 is the Coast Guard’s primary command, control and communications system for coastal waters of the continental United States, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, and certain navigable rivers and lakes within the United States for search and rescue and homeland security missions providing coverage out to approximately 20 nautical miles from shore. Through an advanced system of integrated wireless communications and location finding features, Rescue 21 enables the Coast Guard to quickly locate boaters in emergency situations, even if their “mayday” call is only seconds in length, and detect hoax calls.
  • Department of Justice Integrated Wireless Network
    The Department of Justice selected General Dynamics to implement wireless communications services to field agents in the FBI, DEA, ATF and U.S. Marshals Service as part of the Integrated Wireless Network (IWN) Program. IWN will provide secure, interoperable wireless voice communications that support federal law enforcement missions and first responder operations. The network will implement solutions to provide federal agency interoperability with appropriate links to state, local and tribal public safety and homeland security entities.