FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today that it was awarded a $152 million contract for the provisioning, management and operation of computer and network systems by the Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA). The contract, which was awarded in December 2022, has a five-year base period with two potential option years.
“This contract supports sustainability of ASA’s broadband connectivity and related services to more than 780 educational clients in the state,” said Debra Wallace, CEO of ASA. “I am pleased to have the expertise of the GDIT staff in supporting our mission of advancing Alabama through technology.”
ASA is an Alabama state-funded corporation that acquires and operates statewide supercomputer, telecommunications systems, and application development services. It operates the Alabama Research and Education Network, which provides internet access and supercomputer resources to public K-12 schools, charter schools, community colleges, universities and public libraries across the state.
Under this contract, GDIT will deliver services to support the State of Alabama’s information technology systems, including high-performance computing, enterprise network management, cybersecurity, application development, and hosting in a hybrid multi-cloud environment.
“This contract will enhance ASA’s ability to provide fast, secure and reliable access to research and education resources across the state of Alabama,” said Scott Mack, GDIT vice president and general manager for state and local government. “We have partnered with ASA for nearly 30 years and look forward to continuing to serve the state with innovative technology services.”
In addition to supercomputing resources and network connectivity, GDIT provides various services to the Alabama educational system. These include disaster recovery; network design; managed desktop; 24/7 network operations center; security operations center; technical support; application development; and consulting.
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 $38.5 billion in revenue in 2021. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at www.gdit.com. More information about General Dynamics is available at www.gd.com.