GD to build IT center for Marine Corps

General Dynamics Corp. has won a five-year contract worth as much as $95 million to lead a team that will create an enterprise information technology center for the Marine Corps.

The Marine Corps Systems Command contract calls for General Dynamics Information Technology to design, build and integrate the first Marine Corps Enterprise IT Services Center.

The center will provide application-hosting capabilities, enterprise-shared services, access to enterprisewide information, collaboration and information sharing across business and warfighter domains.

General Dynamics’ team includes Hewlett-Packard Co., Electronic Data Systems, Smartronix Inc., of California, Md., and Zenetex LLC of Herndon, Va.

The partnership with the Corps command will provide a world-class Enterprise IT Center that will establish a more efficient, effective, secure and responsive information technology enterprise, said Kenneth Slaght, vice president of the Naval IT Solutions Sector at General Dynamics Information Technology.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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