General Dynamics Nets Cybersecurity Contract from Defense Intelligence Agency


General Dynamics to create new intelligence jobs

The Information Technology unit of defense contractor General Dynamics recently garnered an $86 million task order to provide cybersecurity and information assurance services to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

According to a release from the company, the task order - which is part of the Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract - could run through May 2016 if all options are exercised.

As a result of the new task order, General Dynamics plans to create 80 new defense jobs for the work, which will be completed in the Washington, D.C. area in addition to Department of Defense combatant commands around the world, the release noted. Defense and intelligence jobs such as these often require professionals who have taken the appropriate steps to obtain security clearance.

"General Dynamics will provide the highest level of information assurance and cyber security support to DIA's enterprise, networks and security domains," Thomas Kirchmaier, senior vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Intelligence Solutions Division, said in a statement.