The deal became official after spending months mired in a bid protest.
The State Department awarded General Dynamics’ information technology division a $2 billion contract to defend its global supply chain against “physical and technological threats.”
Under the contract, GDIT will provide a “fully-integrated, turnkey” supply chain security solution to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Countermeasure Directorate, covering technical security, distribution management, global logistics and other services, the company said in an announcement on Tuesday. The five-year contract, which includes a possible five-year extension, will expand on a previous supply chain security partnership the company inked in 2012.
The latest contract became official after the Government Accountability Office denied a bid protest filed in September by another company, AECOM.
“This award demonstrates GDIT’s commitment to providing world-class solutions for our customers and expanding the broader security mission of federal agencies,” GDIT President Amy Gilliland said in a statement. “We are excited to continue supporting one of the federal government’s largest supply chain and logistics operations.”
According to the performance work statement, the company will help the department lock down its physical facilities; manage the flow of products, services and information; and respond to security threats from “evolving world events.”
“The current international environment presents significant challenges for the conduct of U.S. diplomacy abroad with random physical and technological attacks occurring even in friendly countries,” State officials wrote in the document. “In this challenging environment, [the directorate] must remain on the cutting edge of the latest developments in countermeasures in order to protect U.S. personnel, facilities, and information in [State Department] facilities around the world.”