General Dynamics Awarded F-35 Joint Strike Fighter IT Support Contract
25 January 2019
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) announced today it was recently awarded the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 IT program support contract. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) awarded a task order against a previously issued General Services Administration, Government Wide Acquisition Alliant Contract (GS00Q09BGD0030) to General Dynamics One Source, a joint venture between GDIT and General Dynamics Mission Systems. The contract holds an estimated ceiling value of $155.6 million and includes a base period of two years with three one-year options. GDIT will provide knowledge-based, information assurance and cybersecurity IT services to the F-35 JSF Virtual Enterprise (JVE) network in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO).
"We are excited to bring a full platform of next-generation services as the primary IT provider of the F-35 JPO," said Senior Vice President Leigh Palmer, head of GDIT's Defense Division. "Through GDIT's impressive offerings, we will enable full scale technology solutions for the successful execution of the F-35 JPO."
Through this contract, GDIT will provide a full range of IT and cybersecurity services for the entire JVE. These services will include program management, enterprise performance management, enterprise architecture, implementation of emerging capabilities and requirements, life cycle management, operations & maintenance, enterprise data management, service desk support and IT training.
The F-35 JPO is a joint, multi-national program. It serves as the Department of Defense's focal point for defining affordable, next-generation strike fighter aircraft weapon systems across the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and American allies. The F-35 JPO's objective is to develop and deploy the F-35 air system – a three-variant family of fifth-generation strike fighter aircraft. The international nature of the F-35 JPO, combined with the highly-sensitive technologies of the total air system, requires comprehensive IT and cybersecurity services.