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General Dynamics Awarded Contract to Outfit and Transition U.S. Army Medical Facilities

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 9:31am
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FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract to support the U.S. Army Medical Department's healthcare construction projects, including modernization of current Army medical facilities and transition to newly constructed facilities. The indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract, one of five awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has a total potential value of $409 million over four years if all options are exercised.

General Dynamics will provide troop-ready project support for planning, outfitting and transitioning the staff and medical facilities associated with U.S. Army Medical Department healthcare construction projects. Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide interior design development, equipment needs assessments, relocation services, equipment installation and maintenance, and employee training.

Richard Mylod, program manager in General Dynamics Information Technology's Health Services group, said, "General Dynamics understands the U.S. Army Medical Department's critical mission to safely and efficiently reposition staff, patients and medical equipment without any disruption to patient care. America's warriors and Military Health System beneficiaries should receive first-rate medical treatment and recover in world-class facilities. To support this mission, we will deliver innovative solutions to manage each project for the Corps of Engineers, ensuring work is completed on time and within budget."

The Corps of Engineers will manage those projects on behalf of the U.S. Army Medical Department Health Facilities Planning Agency, which includes all of the fixed hospitals, medical centers and clinics overseen by the U.S. Army Medical Command; all dental facilities managed by the U.S. Dental Command; and all Armed For

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