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General Dynamics Team Selected to Implement U.S. Government's Nationwide Integrated Wireless Network

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Department of Justice has selected General Dynamics C4 Systems to implement nationwide, interoperable wireless communications services to department field agents as part of the Integrated Wireless Network (IWN) program. The IWN program is expected to be a multi-billion-dollar effort over 15 years, with all options exercised.

The IWN program is a joint effort of the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Treasury to provide secure, interoperable wireless communications that support the missions of the respective federal agencies. IWN will provide a range of secure and reliable wireless communications services, including voice, data and multimedia, to support federal law enforcement, homeland security and first responder operations. IWN will implement solutions to provide federal agency interoperability with appropriate links to state, local and tribal public safety and homeland security entities.

“General Dynamics is committed to providing a secure, interoperable network infrastructure that will meet the nationwide communications requirements for first response, law enforcement, protective services and homeland security efforts,” said Chris Marzilli, president, General Dynamics C4 Systems. “We understand the critical nature of this assignment and look forward to continuing to work with the Department of Justice and other federal agencies in implementing wireless communications services as part of the Integrated Wireless Network (IWN) Program.”

The General Dynamics led team includes General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (Arlington, Va.); General Dynamics Information Technology (Fairfax, Va.); IBM (Armonk, N.Y.); M/A-COM (Lowell, Mass.); Nortel Government Solutions (Fairfax, Va.); and Verizon Wireless (Laurel, Md.).

General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. With more than 11,000 employees worldwide, General Dynamics C4 Systems specializes in command and control, communications networking, computing and information assurance for defense, government and select commercial customers in the United States and abroad.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 81,000 people worldwide and had 2006 revenues of $24.1 billion. More information about the company is available online at

April 19, 2007
Contact: Fran Jacques
Tel: (480) 441-2885


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