FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today that it was awarded an $18 million Other Transaction Authority (OTA) to support the U.S. Space Force.
OTAs are contracts that accelerate research, development and support prototype development. Under this OTA, which has an eighteen-month base period, GDIT will develop a prototype digital infrastructure that allows secure file sharing and collaboration for government and industry partners. The company will also integrate a cloud capability to enable a scalable solution for future U.S. Space Force enterprise requirements.
GDIT will leverage its expertise in digital engineering and Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) – the application of cybersecurity solutions in classified environments – to deploy a prototype architecture that enables cross-domain access among mission partners with different security level requirements.
“We are proud to partner with the Space Force in deploying an advanced technical solution that will connect all stakeholders across the enterprise,” said Brian Sheridan, GDIT’s senior vice president for Defense. “The resulting system will further drive effective and secure information sharing, which is critical to the broader Joint All Domain Command and Control strategy. This prototype will also serve as the basis for a fully scalable architecture and is a key component of Space Force digital dominance.”
General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company that offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; ship construction and repair; land combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; and technology products and services. General Dynamics employs more than 100,000 people worldwide and generated $39.4 billion in revenue in 2022. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at www.gdit.com. More information about General Dynamics is available at www.gd.com.