General Dynamics takes $99M FAA tech migration contract

General Dynamics' IT services business has won a $99 million contract with the Federal Aviation Administration to work on that agency's "DVARS" system.

DVARS stands for Data, Visualization, Analysis and Reporting System. The system has both commercial offerings and customize software components to help the FAA with analysis capabilities to ensure the National Airspace System’s infrastructure remains safe and evolves, the company said.

The contract will support the FAA’s strategic plan to improve their capabilities, access data and perform analyses on NAS operations. DVARS will also help integrate new types of user technologies into the airspace and evaluate their effectiveness once implemented.

GDIT will support DVARS by introducing a number of technological updates, including the migration to an enterprise architecture. Added benefits include streamlined system updates and expanded online user access. Commercial offerings for functions such as reporting and visualization will further enable the FAA to leverage market best practices and product improvements, the company said.

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