Press Release

GDIT Completes Software Defined Network Implementation at the Pentagon

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today the first implementation of a Software Defined Network (SDN) for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Joint Service Provider at the Pentagon.

GDIT’s SDN solution modernizes the Pentagon’s unclassified network infrastructure, enabling efficient network management, improved speed and flexibility, greater reliability through automation, and enhanced security.

“The Pentagon's new SDN technology allows for stronger control of user devices joining the network and automates network assignment–-an important milestone for advancing the network’s security and their efforts to reach a zero-trust architecture,” said Brian Sheridan, GDIT’s senior vice president for Defense. “As the Pentagon transforms its network infrastructure, this solution will harden the network and advance technological superiority for our warfighters.”

The GDIT team worked with partners Arista and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, on the development of the SDN solution. The partners provided the hardware technology for the SDN architectures and the security solutions for network access control.

“We are thrilled to partner with GDIT to provide a modern, secure and reliable network at the Pentagon,” said Jeff Dolce, senior vice president of Americas Sales at Aruba. “We have a long history of working together to design and build advanced networking solutions for the public sector and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”

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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