General Dynamics bolsters gov IT

General Dynamics Corp. last week announced it would acquire Motorola Inc.'s Integrated Information Systems Group.

The Motorola unit provides defense and other government customers with secure communication, information assurance, situational awareness and integrated communication systems. The asset purchase agreement, which is for $825 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities, was approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to close within 60 days. The business will become part of General Dynamics' Information Systems and Technology group.

General Dynamics specializes in shipbuilding and marine systems, land and amphibious combat systems, information systems and business aviation.

NetCom launches government group

NetCom Solutions International Inc. announced last week that is has established a wholly owned subsidiary—NetCom Solutions Government Services Inc. (NSGS)—to provide its Total NetWorks products and services to federal, state and local government customers. Total NetWorks offerings support wired, wireless and optical networks.

Emmit McHenry, NetCom's chairman and chief executive officer, said increased demand from the public sector, coupled with "economic uncertainties and the downturn in the telecommunications and technology areas," made it "an appropriate time for our company to diversify."

Bill Black, president of NSGS, said the company expects to announce its first government customer within 30 days.

DynCorp wins SEC contract

DynCorp Information & Enterprise Technology Inc. will provide information technology infrastructure support services for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the General Services Administration announced Aug. 7.

The eight-year task order, which is performance-based and has a potential first-year value of more than $8.2 million, calls for the company to manage and operate SEC IT infrastructure facilities nationwide, excluding EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval), the agency's database of corporate filings.

The contract covers two data centers; a high-speed, nationwide switched network; help-desk operations; technology test lab support; and technology deployment support.


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