General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) to provide mission support services to the USJFCOM Joint Systems Integration Center (JSIC). This is a five-year single-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a total potential value of $101.9 million.

With the award of this contract, General Dynamics will support the JSIC in establishing, maintaining and extending the assessment of current military systems, near-term technology insertions and acquisition solutions for the joint warfighter. Work will include continuing and expanding the current assessment process and reporting results.

“General Dynamics will continue its long-standing support of the Joint Systems Integration Center in resolving command and control interoperability issues, evaluating existing and emerging capabilities, and rapidly integrating technology solutions that support the warfighter,” said Lou Von Thaer, president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. “We’re proud of our role in ensuring these technologies are interoperable when they are deployed in theatre.”

The USJFCOM Joint Systems Integration Center provides combatant commanders, services and agencies unbiased evaluations of existing and emerging command and control (C2) capabilities and recommendations to resolve interoperability problems that impede operations. It conducts demonstrations and assessments of programs and systems, evaluates new joint capabilities and integrates and demonstrates the initial operational capabilities of new systems.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, operates and maintains mission systems for defense, space, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, homeland security and homeland defense customers. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., the company specializes in ground systems; imagery processing; mission payloads; space vehicles; maritime subsurface, surface and airborne mission systems; and tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination programs for national intelligence.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,900 people worldwide. 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 General Dynamics is available online at