General Dynamics Information Technology Company Brief

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Company Brief
General Dynamics
Information Technology

by Faulkner Staff

Docid: 00011375

Publication Date: 2111

Report Type: VENDOR


General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) is an IT outsourcing firm and
one of the ten business units of defense supplier General Dynamics, forming the
Technologies group along with General Dynamics Mission Systems. GDIT
delivers large-scale, secure IT networks and systems as well as professional
services to clients in the civil,
intelligence, homeland security, health, defense, and local and state government
sectors. The 2018
purchase of IT contractor CSRA by the parent company has given GDIT a greater focus on government contracts. This
report takes a look at GDIT’s leadership, main service offerings, and latest news.

Report Contents:

Fast Facts

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Name: General Dynamics Information Technology 
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church VA 22042
(703) 995-8700
(800) 242-0230
Type of Vendor: Defense Contractor
Founded: 1976
Service Areas: International
Stock Symbol: GD (NYSE)


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General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), based in Fairfax, Virginia,
is an IT outsourcing firm and unit of defense supplier General Dynamics. It
provides products and services for military, federal/civilian, state, local, and
commercial customers.

GDIT was born out of
the parent company’s 2006 buyout of government contractor Anteon.
Over the next several years, General Dynamics strengthened the services of its IT subsidiary through
additional acquisitions, including healthcare systems vendor ViPS and Zurich, Switzerland-based Jet
Aviation in 2008; Vangent Holding,
a provider of health information and business systems, and Network
Connectivity Solutions, a provider of enterprise services and cloud
computing to the US Department of Defense in 2010; and Open Kernel Labs in

Responding to a
reduction in IT contracts for military clients, in 2014 General Dynamics
consolidated two units within its IT segment – C4 Systems and Advanced
Information Systems – to form General Dynamics Mission Systems. This business
and GDIT now form the Technologies operating segment of General Dynamics. The Information
Technology portfolio consists of solutions for IT services, IT infrastructure
modernization, and professional services. The Mission Systems group
concentrates in three core capabilities: space, intelligence, and cyber systems;
ground systems and products; and naval, air, and electronic systems.

2018, parent company General Dynamics acquired government information technology
solutions provider CSRA for nearly $10 billion and folded it into the GDIT division.
"The combined CSRA and GDIT offers innovative, competitive, and compelling
solutions to our customers… GDIT is positioned to deliver cost-effective,
next-generation IT solutions and services to the Department of Defense, the
intelligence community, and federal civilian agencies as they modernize their
information systems," General Dynamics chair and CEO Phebe Novakovic
said in a statement. 

Key Executives

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Key executives of General
Dynamics and its Information Systems and Technology division include:

  • Phebe N. Novakovic – Chair and CEO, General Dynamics
  • Amy Gilliland – President
  • Alison Harbrecht – Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Kristie Grinnell – Vice President, Information Technology and Supply
    Chain and Chief
    Information Officer
  • Paul Nedzbala – Senior Vice President, Federal Civilian
  • Kelly Ferrell – Senior Vice President, Intelligence and Homeland
  • Leigh Palmer – Senior Vice President, Defense
  • John Slota – Vice President, Chief Growth Officer
  • Kyle McNamara – Vice President, General Counsel
  • Tammy Kness – Vice President, Human Resources and
  • Ben Gianni – Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Major Products

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General Dynamics Information Technology has a diverse portfolio, which
includes offerings for IT solutions and mission-critical services.

Table 1 outlines GDIT’s service areas.

Table 1. General Dynamics Information Technology’s Services
Service Description

Technology Solutions General Dynamics IT offers the technology needed to solve challenges. These emerging technologies include:

  • Artificial intelligence
    • Intelligent Automation
    • Big Data
    • Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning
    • Data Management
    • Computer Vision
    • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Cloud
    • Automation
    • Architecture
    • Operations
    • Management
    • Migration
    • Strategy
    • Alliances
    • Brokerage
    • Training
  • Cyber
    • Defense
    • Risk Management
    • Operations
    • Resilience
    • Analytics
    • Training
  • Data and Analytics
    • Architecture
    • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
    • Enterprise Data Management
    • Data Warehousing and Modern Business Intelligence
  • Digital Modernization
    • IT Infrastructure
    • Enterprise Service Management and Visibility
    • Workforce Productivity
    • Managed Services
    • Automation and Robotic Process Automation
  • High-Performance Computing
    • Solutions Architecture
    • HPC Procurement
    • Systems Integration
    • Operations and Sustainment
    • Professional Services
  • Application Services
    • UX Design
    • DevSecOps
    • Modernization
    • Agile Strategy and Execution
  • Managed Services
    • Dedicated Managed Services
    • Hybrid Managed Services 
    • Leveraged Managed Services
Mission Services To assist government, defense, and civilian clients with addressing
their most challenging requirements, GDIT delivers a suite of mission
services along with resources and expertise.

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Supply Chair Risk Management
    • Sourcing and Procurement
    • Mission-Focused Logistics
    • Warehouse Storage and Property Management
    • Staging, Transportation, and Fulfillment
    • Technology and Analytics
  • Training and Simulation
    • Enterprise Learning
    • Curriculum Development and Training Delivery
    • Live, Virtual, Constructive and Gaming Training
    • Simulation and Virtual Technologies
    • IT Learning Systems
    • Strategy and Change
  • Life Sciences and Medical Research
    • Clinical Care
    • Medical Research
    • Psychological Health and Research
    • Environmental Research
    • Medical Product Development
  • Professional and Technical Services
  • Specialist Mission Support

Major Competitors

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GDIT’s primary competitors include:

Recent Activity

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In May 2020, GDIT was awarded a new contract by the
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to support the expansion and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine
learning (ML) engineering and operations. The award holds an estimated value of $50 million and includes a base period of one year with
four 12-month options. Under the contract, GDIT will support USPTO to pilot, test, and implement advanced technologies in a number of
areas including AI, ML, and natural language processing designed to transform business processes and enhance mission delivery. The
solutions are expected to accelerate citizen applications and requests, predict fraudulent transactions, identify opportunities for
operational efficiencies to cut costs, and reduce patent and trademark application backlogs.

The US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) named GDIT in October 2020 as its main vendor to implement an agency-wide IT system
modernization. GDIT will provide worldwide engineering support to DIA’s core IT infrastructure, including system design, architecture,
testing plans, and security accreditation. The contract has an estimated worth of approximately $100 million and is foundational to the
future IT infrastructure of the Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DODIIS).

Adding to its string of high-profile United States government contracts, in November 2020 GDIT was awarded a Defense Enterprise Office Solutions
(DEOS) contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) in partnership with the Defense Department (DoD) and the Defense Information
Systems Agency (DISA). DEOS will streamline the DoD’s use of cloud e-mail and collaborative tools while enhancing cybersecurity and
information sharing across the DoD’s enterprise based on the latest commercial technology. GDIT will stand up and accredit DEOS cloud
environments as well as support the migration of existing DoD Office 365 tenants into DEOS, providing support to more than 3.2 million
DoD users. DoD estimates the value of the DEOS Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) at $4.4 billion over a 10-year period, which includes a
five-year base period with two two-year options and one one-year option.

In September 2021, GDIT was awarded a $50 million contract from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide ongoing IT
tools, Web site, and infrastructure support for ENERGY STAR and related programs. The deal continues a 20-year relationship in which GDIT
has provided IT support services, including software engineering, website development, infrastructure maintenance, and customer and
communication support to the EPA’s flagship energy efficiency program, ENERGY STAR. The new contract provides ENERGY STAR with a vehicle
to explore new technology that will help provide further energy cost savings for American families and businesses.


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