General Dynamics gets Army logistics deal

General Dynamics Corp. won a five-year, $4 million Army contract to help deliver instant and automated access to information about containers and pallets containing Army supplies.

General Dynamics Information Technology won the contract from the Army Product Manager ? Joint-Automatic Identification Technology office. The system is called the Automated Manifest System Tactical.

The Automated Manifest System Tactical is a shipping manifest and database management system designed to automate standard Defense Department transportation and supply distribution functions by integrating automatic identification technologies, including optical memory cards; radio frequency tags; and barcode scanning and printing capabilities.

The system is integrated with DOD logistics, supply and in-transit visibility and total asset visibility systems. General Dynamics will provide Automated Manifest System Tactical maintenance, user support, software enhancements, IT services, integration services, system fielding and installation, and training at Army locations throughout the world.

General Dynamics has provided technology support and services to the automated manifest system for 15 years. The system facilitates tracking of shipping containers in transit. It uses advanced identification and tracking technologies to provide visibility of shipping container and box content data to the item level and automate standard DOD transportation and supply functions.

General Dynamics Information Technology is a unit of General Dynamics of Falls Church, Va. The parent company, which has about 81,900 employees and had a 2005 revenue of $21.2 billion, ranks No. 4 on Washington Technology's 2006 Top 100 list of the largest federal IT contractors.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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