Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

July 19, 2011

General Dynamics Announces Acquisition of Network Connectivity

General Dynamics (News - Alert) 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.

Founded in 1997, NETCONN is based in Hagerstown, Md., and has approximately 160 employees. It offers enterprise information technology services to the Defense Information Systems Agency (News - Alert) and other DoD agencies.

NETCONN also supports net-centric IT operations, including data center infrastructure, value engineering, information assurance and edge computing. Since 1997, the company has participated in all aspects of DISA data center design, implementation and operation as a prime contractor.

The DoD, in preparation for the Federal Data Center Consolidation initiatives, is also being supported by NETCONN.

With this acquisition, NETCONN will now become a part of General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics based in Fairfax, Va.

General Dynamics Information Technology is a premier provider of systems integration, systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, health, federal civilian government, state and local government and commercial sectors.

"NETCONN's capabilities and relationships will bolster General Dynamics' strong portfolio of services and solutions aimed at helping the Defense Department cut costs and increase efficiency while meeting large-scale, enterprise IT requirements," said Dan Johnson, president of General Dynamics Information Technology, in a press release.

"NETCONN provides IT support to the DoD organizations responsible for enterprise services and cyber security; this includes serving as a prime contractor on DISA's ENCORE II contract."

In related news, General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Needham, Mass., won a $116,236 federal contract from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, MAFB-Gunter annex, Ala., for information technology services, including telecommunications services.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

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