General Dynamics to support Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan

General Dynamics Corp. will furnish information technology management services to the Army Corps of Engineers operating in Afghanistan as part of the continuing reconstruction and infrastructure development efforts.

Under a contract valued at $32 million over five years, the defense and IT contractor will oversee an in-country network and provide critical communications between the Corps' Afghanistan Engineer District (AED) and the continental United States, company officials said.

The satellite and network infrastructure will offer improved video, voice and data communications for AED operations throughout Afghanistan.

The communications infrastructure is necessary to enable AED to coordinate work with a wide array of U.S. public and private organizations, company officials said.

General Dynamics ranks No. 6 on Washington Technology's 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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