In the latest contract, General Dynamics Information Technology was
awarded a contract to operate the U.S. Army's Supply Support Activity in
Kuwait. The contract, with an initial value of $31.2 million for the first
year, could last for five years with the exercise of all options. The total
value of the contract could then reach $177 million.
The Supply Support Activity conducts and sustains U.S. military
operations throughout the Gulf. The facility operates from Kuwait's Camp
Arifjan, which contains the army's automated information management systems.
General Dynamics Information Technology, a subsidiary of General
Dynamics, was assigned to manage the supply facility in Kuwait under the
January 2011 contract. Executives said GD would receive, classify, store and
distribute multiple classes of army supplies.
"Given the extremely fluid and dynamic operational environment in the
region, execution of this contract will require close attention to detail,
rigorous application of accountability and quality control processes, and
absolute responsiveness to routine and emerging operational requirements,
all to ensure that warfighters throughout the region are steadily supplied
with what they need, when they need it, in the quantities they need," GD
vice president Zannie Smith said.