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GDIT Awarded $171 Million Biomedical Research Support Contract by the U.S. Army

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today that it was awarded the Biomedical Research Application Evaluation and Support (BRAES) contract by the U.S. Army. The contract, which has a total value of $171 million with a five-year period of performance, will support the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

CDMRP is a global funding organization that fosters novel approaches to biomedical research. The organization has been responsible for $19.38 billion in research investments since its inception in 1992. By funding groundbreaking research projects, CDMRP strives to transform healthcare for service members, veterans, and the public.

Under the BRAES contract, GDIT will provide scientific, software development and program management services to support the receipt and peer review of biomedical research grant applications. The company will facilitate the evaluation of thousands of applications annually, engaging scientists, clinicians, and patient advocates to serve on hundreds of in-person and virtual peer review panels.

“Maintaining scientific rigor, integrity and transparency in the evaluation of grant applications is critical to the government’s ability to make sound investment decisions,” said Kevin Connell, GDIT vice president and general manager for Science & Engineering. “We have supported CDMRP for the last 27 years and are honored to have the opportunity to continue this partnership to support innovative, high-impact research with the potential to improve the lives of our service members and the American public.”

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 More information about General Dynamics is available at

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