Pentagon VoIP Work Goes to General Dynamics
FAIRFAX, Va., May 17, 2007 -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, announced today it was awarded a contract modification to design and install a voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) system at the Pentagon, and to upgrade its audiovisual systems and provide security equipment. The modification, including VOIP, has a potential value of $18.4 million over three years. The original contract, from the US Army Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), was awarded in June 2002.
Under this award, General Dynamics Information Technology will continue its efforts to survey, plan, design, install and implement the information technology (IT) systems and infrastructure for the design/build renovation of the Pentagon.
The Information Technology Systems (ITS) project office for the project is working with General Dynamics Information Technology and the Defense Information Systems Agency to deliver a carrier-grade multifunction VoIP switching platform that can support subscriber and network demands of the Pentagon user community. This includes call processing support, multiple classes of service, priority service, required adjunct and back-office components and continued support for legacy telephony equipment. The latest award also includes work on several other projects for Pentagon tenant organizations.
"Voice-over-Internet-protocol is the next step in developing a 21st-century, network-centric IT infrastructure for the Pentagon," said Dan Busby, vice president and general manager for Army Infrastructure at General Dynamics Information Technology.
The company was initially awarded the Pentagon renovation contract in August 1998. Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, it was awarded an additional contract for the Pentagon renovation in June 2002. Since then, it has received all available award fees, over 19 evaluations.
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