The technical activities of the Marine Corps’ Combat Operation Centers (COCs) will be supported through an additional five years of funding from an $86.2 million contract that the Defense Intelligence Agency granted to General Dynamics Information Technology.
General Dynamics intends to add 80 new defense jobs to carry out the effort. Many of the jobs will require security clearances.
The funding will bolster COC’s field-level operations and technical activities for equipment and networks. The COC is the hub where Marine Corps commanders and their staff make decisions. Every COC has a network of computers and servers that are used for Tactical Data Systems and other software central to the conduct of missions.
These systems are integrated organizations of tents, trailers, radios, power and environmental generation, and visual displays.
The money will be used to build the technology stations in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Camp Pendleton, California; Kaneohe, Hawaii; Okinawa, Japan; and Southwest Asia.
“General Dynamics is dedicated to providing the U.S. Marine Corps and other COC stakeholders with functional COCs for war-fighting effectiveness and readiness whenever and wherever they fight said Tom Kirchmaier. Kirchmaier is senior vice president of the Intelligence Solutions Division of General Dynamics Information Technology.
“We understand the importance of sustaining field communications and will work tirelessly with commanders and staff to support that Mission,” Kirchmaier said.
About 92,000 people work for General Dynamics around the world. They specialize in business aviation, land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions, shipbuilding and marine systems, and information systems and technologies.
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