GD wins $177M contract to run the Army's supply system
IT contract covers operations in Southwest Asia
- By Tania Anderson
- Jan 18, 2011
General Dynamics’ IT business won a $177 million contract to operate the Army’s supply support activity in Kuwait. The contract is initially worth $177 million over the next five years if all the options are exercised.
The company will manage and facilitate supply support for Southwest Asia, which supports military operation throughout the region. The work will involve receiving, classifying, storing and distributing Army supplies using automated information management systems, the company said. The bulk of the work will be at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.
“Given the extremely fluid and dynamic operational environment in the region, execution of this contract will require close attention to detail, rigorous application of accountability and quality control processes, and absolute responsiveness to routine and emerging operational requirements, all to ensure that warfighters throughout the region are steadily supplied with what they need, when they need it, in the quantities they need,” said Zannie Smith, senior vice president of General Dynamics IT’s Army Solutions Division.
The Army is a large customer for the company’s IT unit, which two weeks ago announced a $122 million contract win under the Alliant program to support Army operations in Europe.
General Dynamics is ranked No. 6 on the Washington Technology 2010 Top 100 list of the largest government contractors.
Tania Anderson is a contributing writer to Washington Technology.