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General Dynamics Awarded $60 Million Contract by General Services Administration to Enhance U.S. Navy Base Workplace Safety

FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the General Services Administration in support of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest Mishap Prevention & Hazard Abatement (MP/HA) program. The contract has a total potential value of $60 million over five years if all options are exercised.

Under the contract, General Dynamics will continue enhancing workplace safety at naval bases and sites worldwide. General Dynamics determines the severity of potential site hazards and develops long-term solutions that are safe, cost-effective and, in many cases, can then be implemented at other sites. Solutions that are developed and implemented comply with high safety standards set by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Navy and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

“General Dynamics is focused on ensuring a safe, productive environment for U.S. Navy operational and maintenance personnel,” said Ken Slaght, vice president and general manager of Maritime Systems for General Dynamics Information Technology. “Our workplace safety expertise from multiple disciplines allows us to support the U.S. Navy, from the initial issue examination through project completion.”

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civilian government and commercial sectors. With 15,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 84,600 people worldwide and anticipates 2008 revenues of approximately $29.5 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at

August 13, 2008
Contact: Mark Meudt
Tel: (703) 246-0525

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