General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, was formed in 1952 through the combination of Electric Boat Company, Canadair Ltd. and other companies. It grew internally and through acquisitions until the early 1990s, when it sold nearly all of its divisions except Electric Boat and Land Systems. Beginning in 1995, the company expanded those two core defense businesses by purchasing other shipyards and combat vehicle-related businesses. In 1997, to reach a new, expanding market, General Dynamics began acquiring companies with expertise in information technology products and services, particularly in the command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) arena.
General Dynamics has four business groups -- Aerospace, Combat Systems, Marine Systems and Information Systems and Technology (IST). TSA Companies in IST include Advanced Information Systems, C4 Systems, and Information Technology. Over the past 10 years, General Dynamics has acquired and successfully integrated over 43 businesses. General Dynamics acquired Mediaware International Pty Ltd. of Australia on Nov. 13, 2007. General Dynamics acquired Digital System Resources (DSR) in 2003. General Dynamics Information Technology is a combination of the former Anteon and General Dynamics Network Systems. Anteon (formerly Ogden Government Services) was purchased by General Dynamics in 2006. Anteon then acquired Information Spectrum, Inc. (ISI), in 2008. Anteon acquired Techmatics, Inc. in 1998. Veridian Corporation was acquired by General Dynamics on Aug. 11, 2003.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (AIS) is part of the General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology group that consists of four business units: Advanced Information Systems, C4 Systems, Information Technology and United Kingdom Limited. General Dynamics AIS has served as a trusted partner to the U.S. intelligence, maritime, space, and homeland communities for more than 50 years. With the expertise to lead, the insight to deliver, and the commitment to succeed, we staff each mission with a carefully selected team of seasoned professionals. All of our scientists, analysts, engineers, and subject-matter experts -- many of whom have decades of service to the nation -- have a unique understanding of the challenges inherent in "zero-failure" mission-critical environments.
General Dynamics C4 Systems is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology to defense, government and select commercial customers in the United States and abroad. GDC4S has been protecting the highest levels of information, at home and abroad, for over 35 years and specializes in world-class information assurance solutions such as:
* type 1 network encryption
* secure voice and data products
* embedded security
* multiple security level architectures
In 2007 the Department of Justice selected GDC4S to provide nationwide wireless communications services. The award is part of a multi-billion dollar Integrated Wireless Network project that will serve the Departments of Justice, Treasury, and Homeland Security.
General Dynamics Information Technology is a top-tier IT integrator that provides information technology, systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civil and commercial sectors. With 16,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions in support of more than 1,000 customer communities.
Anteon Corporation, now a part of GDIT, specialized in systems engineering and systems development, mission and threat analysis, and acquisition management for surface combatants and submarine programs. The company played a vital role in integrating complex Navy programs into the joint Battle Management, Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (BMC4) umbrella.
ISI, a provider of critical defense and homeland security solutions, was acquired by Anteon in 2008. Headquartered in Annandale, Virginia, ISI had over 1,200 employees, 27 locations nationwide, and FY 2002 revenue of $130.5 million. The Company, a recognized leader in the area of credential card technologies, is the prime contractor for secure identification and access management solutions for the Department of Homeland Security's Permanent Resident Card and the Department of State's Border Crossing Card programs.
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