FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today that it was awarded the $45 million Enterprise Security Architecture (ESA) contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the country’s largest healthcare system serving more than 9 million veterans. The contract, which was awarded in September 2021, has a nine-month base period and four option years.
As a leading provider of cyber and zero trust solutions, GDIT, under the ESA contract, will support the VA’s business and IT modernization initiatives by integrating new and emerging cybersecurity technologies. Services will include implementing a zero-trust security architecture that meets the national security standards established in the presidential cybersecurity executive order and a robust development, security, and operations (DevSecOps) approach to modernize, secure, and accelerate software delivery.
“Securing the VA’s infrastructure is critical to providing better care for our veterans,” said Kamal Narang, GDIT vice president and general manager for Federal Health. “By implementing zero trust-enabled tools, the VA will be able to address an evolving threat landscape, protect patient privacy, and improve the veteran experience.”
Each year, the growing use of internet- and 5G-enabled medical devices and telehealth services is expanding the reach of care to the patient. GDIT will also collaborate with the VA to enable and securely connect these technologies while protecting patient information.
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.