Press Release

GDIT Opens New Emerge Innovation Center

Company will use new space to demonstrate Digital Accelerators, develop prototypes and collaborate with commercial technology partners

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), announced today the opening of the GDIT Emerge Innovation Center at its headquarters in Falls Church, Va.

The Emerge Innovation Center is the latest investment in GDIT’s expansion of research and development (R&D) and technology labs across the country to support government missions. It is also a key part of the company’s technology investment strategy launched in May, which outlined four priority areas: development of a portfolio of Digital Accelerators, expansion of the company’s R&D and commercial partnership programs, and further investment in upskilling its workforce.

“Our customers’ needs have evolved, and they require innovation much faster,” said Amy Gilliland, GDIT’s president. “We have increased investments in our Digital Consulting Practice and expanded R&D to ensure we remain at the forefront of technology advancements. This new innovation center will facilitate collaboration and accelerate solution development for agency missions.”

The company will use the approximately 6,200-square-foot space in numerous ways, including:

  • Demonstrating GDIT’s Digital Accelerator solutions to customers. These solutions include a new portfolio of cyber-hardened, customizable, and integrated commercial technologies such as artificial intelligence/machine learning, cyber, 5G, software development and cloud.
  • Collaborating with customers and commercial technology partners to develop prototypes, proofs of concepts and solutions. Examples include prototyping 5G solutions for aircraft repair and maintenance operations using head-mounted augmented-reality devices and developing zero trust at the edge solutions such as those deployed at the recent Talisman Sabre military exercise in Australia.
  • Showcasing new innovations, such as GDIT Raven, a mobile command center capable of collecting, analyzing and distributing mission-critical information at the tactical edge. Equipped with mobile communications, drone flight control and data capture, and artificial intelligence capabilities, this customized F-550 vehicle enables government agencies to make more timely and informed decisions in disconnected or disadvantaged environments.

In addition to the GDIT Emerge Innovation Center, the company has opened R&D labs throughout the country aligned to specific customers or technologies. These include the GDIT DeepSky Lab in St. Louis for geospatial mission partners and three labs in Falls Church, Va. – Cyber Emerge, 5G and a Biometrics and Identity Lab. The company also has plans to open an Emerge Aviation Futures Lab in New Jersey later this year.

GDIT is a business unit of General Dynamics, 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 More information is available at

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