General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has been awarded an estimated $761.6 million (€652.3 million) to manage the US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Cyber Information Technology Enterprise Services (SCITES) contract, the company announced on 26 October.

This new work will modernise and normalise information technology for SOUTHCOM combatant command blue terrain in the cyber warfighting domain, to ensure an interoperable and defensible architecture. The single award, made in September, covers a seven-month base period with six one-year options. GDIT will provide global enterprise IT and digital modernisation services, which will accelerate technical capability delivery, enable proactive enterprise situational awareness, enhance secure information sharing and improve operational efficiency.

This new award demonstrates GDIT’s continued dedication to the Combatant Commands and Joint Task Forces,” observed GDIT’s Senior VP of Defence, Leigh Palmer. “Through this contract, GDIT will modernise the Command's IT infrastructure through innovation and emergent technology, delivering advanced security and transformational results to its mission.”

GDIT will provide a full range of digital modernisation services and technical solutions, including installation, operations and maintenance of a Tier 3 Cyber Security System Provider (CSSP), cloud computing, edge computing, multiple service solutions, and software development.

SOUTHCOM’s cyber improvements will enable it to conduct its daily activities – such as the training exercise shown with Peruvian military medical personnel – in greater security. (Photo: US Navy)

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