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General Dynamics Wins Foreign Language Training and Training Support Services Contract

August 31, 2011

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has recently won $96.3 million, Foreign Language Training and Training Support Services contract, from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

The company is one of the six awardees selected to receive this five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.

Under the terms of this contract, General Dynamics will provide foreign language instruction; curriculum development and documentation; infrastructure support for individual, small-group classes and instructors; as well as long-distance support and instructor-quality control for Mobile Training Teams.

General Dynamics will also offer state-of-the-art language training facilities equipped with Wi-Fi, classrooms and lounge areas in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

"With proven high-quality training and a culture of responsiveness, we will ensure the Institute's language training technology requirements are met," said Ken Slaght, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Navy Marine Corps Services sector, in a press release. "General Dynamics has the technical expertise to match the specific requirements for classroom, blended and remote learning environments."

A multi-service educational and research institution, the DLIFLC provides culturally based foreign language education, training, evaluation, research and sustainment for active and reserve components, foreign military students, civilian personnel working in the federal government and various law enforcement agencies.

The Institute, as part of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, is headquartered at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif. It provides resident instruction in 23 languages and two dialects, taught by more than 2,000 highly educated instructors.

In related news, General Dynamics has successfully completed the acquisition of Network Connectivity Solutions, Corp., a provider of enterprise services and cloud computing to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Edited by Rich Steeves