The Navy is securing the cyber resiliency of its meteorology and oceanography command with a potentially $52 million, five-year contract for information technology (IT) and systems engineering services support to General Dynamics Information Technology.

Under the deal announced Aug. 24, the IT unit of General Dynamics [GD] will provide cyber resiliency services for the Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (COMNAVMETOCCOM) and the Navy Information Forces.GD logo plain

“General Dynamics has a highly experienced team who understands IT architecture, engineering and meteorology, oceanographic and geospatial data,” said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics IT’s Health and Civilian Solutions division, in a statement. “We will continue our longstanding partnership with the U.S. Navy to provide predictive and current data, information and services that enables them to operate safely and effectively across the complete range of military operations.”

COMNAVMETOCCOM is responsible for providing Naval forces with the latest Physical Battlespace Awareness data needed to execute vital operations. General Dynamics IT is tasked with protecting the critical systems needed to collect and share this data across the force.

General Dynamics has previously provided IT and systems support for COMNAVMETOCCOM over the last 25 years.

Work for this contract will take place at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss., and General Dynamics IT’s facilities in Monterey, Calif., and Washington, D.C.