General Dynamics Opens Cyber Intelligence Facility Near Ft. Meade, Maryland

ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD  — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has opened its new Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Center in Annapolis Junction. The 28,000 square foot facility houses ample space for technical demonstrations and collaborative meetings and brings together the full breadth of General Dynamics’ cyber capabilities. The new facility also features an EDGE® Innovation Center, part of a General Dynamics-sponsored worldwide innovation network leveraging industry investments in technology to rapidly fill gaps in capability.

Built to serve the unique needs of the U.S. Department of Defense and the intelligence community, the Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Center provides a highly secure and flexible environment for customers at the Ft. Meade-based National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command as well as federal and civilian industry partners focused on protecting the nation’s intelligence and thwarting threats in cyberspace.

“Defending the nation’s networks requires new levels of close collaboration between government network operators and industry to deliver advanced, integrated cyber-defense solutions,” said Bill Ross, vice president of Federal Systems and Cyber Solutions for General Dynamics C4 Systems.  “The Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Center brings together government end-users, trusted partners and General Dynamics’ global network of industry experts to deliver innovative responses to evolving cyber threats.”

General Dynamics’ cyber offerings provide dynamic network defense and shorten the time between threat detection and mitigation. This is achieved with cyber capabilities such as:

—  Identity and access management

—  Secure mobility

—  Cyber threat training

—  Secure voice and data products

The center will employ up to 100 cyber professionals.  This is in addition to the 8,000 General Dynamics workers already employed in Maryland and the national capital region.

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General Dynamics to Support Army Private Cloud

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FAIRFAX, VA /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has been awarded two contracts by the United States Army to develop and implement fixed and mobile cloud computing capacity for the Area Processing Centers Army Private Cloud (APC2) initiative. These five-year, multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts have a combined potential value of $249.8 million to all awardees.

Under the fixed Suite of APC2, General Dynamics will establish a secure, reliable and cost-efficient managed service cloud computing platform.  Under the mobile Suite of APC2, General Dynamics will provide a mobile data center solution to meet urgent Army needs in contingency operations or where rapid or temporary computing is critical. In addition to providing strategic cloud computing direction, General Dynamics will manage network connectivity, information assurance, certification and accreditation, application migration, private cloud operations and maintenance and related aspects of the supply chain. The company will incorporate its field-proven design to deliver reliable, secure and transportable mobile data centers suitable for harsh conditions and remote locations.

“General Dynamics has a strong history of integrating state-of-the-art technology for high performance, reliable and scalable data center and cloud solutions,” said Zannie Smith, senior vice president of the National and Homeland Security Division for General Dynamics Information Technology. “We will leverage our data center expertise and logistics management skills, as well as our extensive knowledge of the Army’s methodologies and processes to help our customer achieve its goal of providing secure, global access to information, while reducing technology costs and energy usage worldwide.”

APC2 is a new component of the LandWarNet strategic initiative, which encompasses all Army information capabilities such as collecting, processing and storing information for warfighters. Through this program, the Army plans to lower application migration, hosting, administration and maintenance costs by moving to cloud computing and reducing the number of data centers it operates.

The General Dynamics team supporting this contract owns and operates more than 200 data centers in 23 countries and has successfully fielded more than 6,000 tactical shelters and containerized systems for the Army.

This contract was awarded to General Dynamics One Source, a joint venture of three General Dynamics companies:  General Dynamics Information Technology, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems.

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General Dynamics Delivers High-Performance Imaging Solutions Via New Division – Global Imaging Technologies

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FAIRFAX, VA /PRNewswire/ —  General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has created a new organization, General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies, to deliver high-performance imaging solutions to defense, homeland security, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide. Building on its unique portfolio of electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) cameras, precision optical components, motion control products and stabilized high-definition (HD) gimbals, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is now able to offer integrated solutions to the most-demanding customer challenges for long-range infrared and high-definition imaging systems.

The sophisticated solutions offered by General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies are found in applications that demand the finest optical surfaces, highest accuracy image stabilization and tightest motion control tolerances, such as remotely operated weapons systems, long-range surveillance cameras and highly precise imaging telescopes. Customers include U.S. military, homeland security and law enforcement agencies, international customers requiring aerial and perimeter surveillance applications, systems integrators and broadcast and film production companies.

“As we continue to expand on General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies’ programs, products and solutions, customers will benefit from our more fully integrated portfolio of end-to-end imagery offerings,” said Lou Von Thaer, president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.

The acquisition of Axsys Technologies in 2009 expanded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems’ portfolio of offerings to include high-performance EO/IR camera systems and components, and also offers a platform for introducing advanced new technologies from across the General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems business.

“As we establish this new division, we are building on decades of experience in providing reliable, high-precision optics and camera systems to our customers,” said Bob McGill, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies. “This heritage of customer service and innovation will continue at General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies as we produce innovative new capabilities such as our IronSight camera systems that enhance the warfighter’s ability to perform their missions successfully and more efficiently.”

General Dynamics will also introduce a new naming convention for its cameras, camera systems and pan/tilt systems to allow customers to more easily identify the proven solutions that meet their mission needs. General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies will also continue the production of the Cineflex brand of cameras that have been utilized in productions such as the BBC’s Planet Earth, the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and countless motion pictures and television shows.

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