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General Dynamics Awarded Multiple Contracts to Support Defense Medical Logistics Supply Chain Operations

FAIRFAX, Va., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded three task orders by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support Wholesale Program (DMLSS-W). The contracts have a total potential value of $7.4 million over two years if all options are exercised.

Under these tasks, General Dynamics will provide information-technology engineering and professional services to support procurement, catalogue management and related supply-chain operations. The DLA Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) Program Office provides procurement and supply-chain services to support Military Health System (MHS) logistics requirements and helps U.S. military healthcare providers deliver advanced medical care rapidly and effectively to patients worldwide. DMLSS-W improves medical product availability to military health operations through increased automation, coordination and readiness planning.

"Effective military health operations require rapid-response treatment capabilities and immediate access to critical medical supplies," said Ken Slaght, vice president and general manager of Maritime Systems for General Dynamics Information Technology. "General Dynamics is supporting the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support Wholesale Program's focus on achieving new levels of efficiency and responsiveness to support military medical staff globally."

General Dynamics has been working with DMLSS operations for 12 years.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civilian government and commercial sectors. With 15,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 84,000 people worldwide and reported 2007 revenues of $27.2 billion. The company has leading market positions in mission critical information systems and technologies, land and amphibious combat systems, shipbuilding and marine systems, and business aviation. More information about the company is available on the Internet at

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