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GDIT Recognized with AWS Global Public Sector Partner Award

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) announced today that it was named a 2021 Global Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Public Sector Partner Award winner for its work providing innovative cloud solutions for the Naval Information Warfare Center - Pacific (NIWC-PAC). The AWS Global Public Sector Partner Awards recognize leaders in the channel playing a key role helping customers drive innovation and build solutions leveraging AWS Cloud technology.

GDIT is being recognized for its work supporting the Navy’s Compile to Combat (C2C) vision. To support this mission, GDIT designed and developed the Collaborative Software Armory (CSA), a cloud-based Development, Security, Operations (DevSecOps) solution hosted in the AWS GovCloud region. CSA is currently leveraged by nearly 85 mission programs and has reduced the Navy’s software deployment process from months to days.

NIWC-PAC also needed a secure virtual desktop solution that supports Common Access Card (CAC) authentication to connect securely to CSA and other business applications on AWS. GDIT designed and deployed SkyDesk, providing anyone in the NIWC-PAC active directory secure access to systems and cloud services. SkyDesk has grown from a small number of end users, to now being the standard across NIWC-PAC. With over 1,200 end users, it has also supported the Navy’s mission through the challenging COVID-19 pandemic.

“GDIT is honored to be recognized by AWS for our support of the NIWC-PAC mission,” said Leigh Palmer, GDIT’s Senior Vice President for the Defense Division. “We understand the importance of our customer’s requirement to execute securely in any environment and through our relationship with AWS we deliver tailored solutions and services to meet NIWC-PAC’s mission goals and objectives.”

“Every year we are impressed by how our Partners continue to innovate using cloud technology, helping their customers raise the bar on mission success, and this year is no different,” said Sandy Carter, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Partners and Programs, AWS. “The 2021 AWS Public Sector Partner award winners display a sincere commitment to impact the lives of our customers around the globe. GDIT’s work at NIWC-PAC is a great example of how innovative and secure cloud solutions helped the Navy navigate complex challenges.”

GDIT is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and manages over 50,000 EC2 instances across our customer base. Our cloud professionals include hundreds of AWS-certified employees helping our clients migrate and manage their most sensitive workloads in highly regulated environments. GDIT combines the agility and efficiency of AWS with next-level cyber solutions to meet the most demanding application security requirements.

The APN is dedicated to helping Partners build, market, and sell their offerings so they can grow successful cloud businesses. The 2021 Global APN Public Sector Awards recognize the Partners who leaned into innovation and customer obsession to deliver amazing results. Winners were selected based on their demonstration of Amazon Leadership Principles, engagement and success with the APN, and delivery of innovative of solutions to public sector customers in a customer-obsessed way.

GDIT is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD).

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