General Dynamics gains new Air Force cyber intelligence contract

General Dynamics Corp. will continue providing cyber intelligence analysis and engineering to an Air Force intelligence component under a three-year contract that could be worth $5 million, according to a March 5 company announcement.

As a result, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems unit will continue its cyber network defense, operations and exploitation support of the Air Force's 35th Intelligence Squadron Cyberspace Operations program known as Sensor Shadow.

The Sensor Shadow program team conducts in-depth analysis of network intrusions, threat profiling, all-source intelligence analysis and long-term analysis of stored network connection data.

Through this contract, General Dynamics' analysts and engineers are helping the U.S. Cyber Command and other Defense Department customers by collecting, analyzing, producing and disseminating vital cyber intelligence to ensure the warfighter maintains information dominance in the cyber domain, the announcement said.

The work will be performed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

General Dynamics, of Falls Church, Va., ranks No. 5 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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