General Dynamics Awarded $2M

General Dynamics awarded $2 million to study controlling US military, government encryption devices

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. –- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $2.2 million task order from the U.S. Air Force Cryptographic Modernization Program to conduct a proof of concept study proposing standards for monitoring and controlling National Security Agency-certified cryptographic devices. The award is funded through the U.S. Air Force NETCENTS program which is responsible for integrating the Air Force Command and Control (C2) Constellation Net into the Global Information Grid.

Called the Secure Cryptographic Enterprise Management (SCEM) study, the effort is the first step in a full-scale development program for uniform cryptographic network management processes encompassing encryption devices operating on U.S. military and government networks. The study will examine control of encryption device interoperability, software upgrades and updates for the Key Management Infrastructure (KMI). KMI enables secure communications through the distribution of electronically generated encryption information or “keys.” General Dynamics will publish the study during the fourth quarter of 2007.

General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. With more than 11,000 employees worldwide, the company specializes in command and control, communications networking, space systems, computing and information assurance for defense, government and select commercial customers in the United States and abroad.

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