History

HISTORY

General Dynamics, a Fortune 100 company, has been serving the U.S. government for more than 50 years. As information technology (IT) has transformed the way the U.S. military fights and wins wars, so too has IT transformed General Dynamics. Once primarily known for providing tanks, ships and submarines to the Department of Defense, today General Dynamics has become a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies to agencies across the U.S. government and to allied nations around the world. In fact, the company’s Information Systems & Technology group is the largest and fastest growing segment of General Dynamics.

General Dynamics Information Technology is one of four business units within General Dynamics’ Information Systems & Technology group. General Dynamics Information Technology is a provider of mission-focused IT services to defense, intelligence and civilian agencies and commercial customers.

In 1999, General Dynamics acquired and integrated three businesses from GTE's Government Systems group: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Worldwide Telecommunication Systems. These new businesses gave General Dynamics superb capabilities in information assurance, land communication and networking, as well as broadened its capabilities in signal processing, applications and decision support.

In 2001, General Dynamics Worldwide Telecommunication Systems was renamed General Dynamics Network Systems to better reflect the total suite of IT services.

In 2003, General Dynamics Network Systems acquired the Information Technology Services division of Veridian as well as Creative Technology Incorporated allowing the company to increase its capabilities in network engineering, integration, software development, operations and technical consulting. In 2006, FC Business Systems, Inc. (FCBS) became part of our company. FCBS added extensive credentials in enterprise network services, including information assurance and information security, network engineering, and software application development and integration. The company has achieved Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model® Integration (SEI CMMI) Maturity Level 3.

Also in 2006, General Dynamics Network Systems acquired Anteon, a leading IT services company that provided government customers with the systems integration, strategy and program management, systems engineering, operations services, and simulation and training solutions necessary to manage the development and operations of mission-critical systems.

In 2008, General Dynamics Information Technology acquired ViPS, Inc. from HLTH Corporation.

In 2011, General Dynamics Information Technology acquired Vangent Holding Corp., the parent company of Vangent, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare information technology and business systems to federal agencies.

The acquisition of ViPS and Vangent, together with General Dynamics Information Technology’s 30 years of experience in the healthcare IT market, created a Tier 1-level business that can meet the large-scale requirements of customers in markets that are receiving high priority in current funding and entitlement-reform initiatives.

Also in 2011, General Dynamics Information Technology acquired Network Connectivity Solutions, Corp. (NETCONN), a provider of enterprise services and cloud computing to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).