General Dynamics IT: Assisting Federal Agencies in Curbing Cybercrimes
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General Dynamics IT: Assisting Federal Agencies in Curbing Cybercrimes

The evolving cyberspace has made the world more interconnected than ever before. In spite of all the advantages that the connectivity offers, it is more prone to cyberattacks which are becoming sophisticated with time. Both private and public sector organizations dread hackers gaining access to their proprietary systems and compromising valuable information. Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies are constantly developing advanced methods to combat cybercrime, they are largely dependent on computer networks and Information Technology (IT) systems for core operations. In such a scenario, General Dynamics IT (GDIT) is assisting DHS and other private organizations with their solutions and services to combat cybercrime. “We support customers in the civilian agencies, particularly homeland security, providing them IT systems engineering and professional services,” says Daniel Johnson, President, General Dynamics IT.

The firm partners with both big and small organizations to transform security prowess into business facilitators. The company’s Preparation, Response, Recovery and Collaboration (PR2C) Toolkit accelerates emergency management and enables seamless near real-time integration of critical information into geospatially correct 2D and 3D displays. PR2C also improves response plans and decision-making during emergencies and facilitates community development. The firm also offers Rugged Computing solutions for critical applications across DHS sectors. Its DynaVue touchscreen display technology offers excellent outdoor visibility and aids during project planning, help desk services, third party integration, one call mobility assistance, and warranty services. The Thin-Client Computing solution enables agencies such as DHS to compute seamlessly in different environments and meet the demands of cybersecurity. Alongside, the solution includes workstation and rugged notebooks and desktop servers which support Linux, Solaris, and other Windows-based applications.

Thin-Client Computing solution, along with other deployable mobile servers, is designed for setting up temporary operations and delivering critical data if the primary network is unavailable.


We support customers in the civilian agencies, particularly homeland security, providing them IT systems engineering and professional services


GDIT’s CoMotion software-based solutions offer a common workplace in which emergency response teams, crisis managers, and multiple organizations can analyze information, share thoughts and evaluate courses of action in real-time to improve speed of understanding and situational awareness.

Besides, the company also has analysts in their Security Operation Centers (SOCs) and experts trained in cyber intelligence tradecraft to offer clients military-grade cybersecurity services. The analysts assess cyber events and determine fundamental areas of attack, tools, techniques, and procedures used to assist users mitigate business risk. The continuous examination of security events and IT infrastructure enables clients to seamlessly reduce business risk and achieve desirable outcomes. GDIT’s Cyber Security as a Service (CSaaS) is an alternative model for fulfilling an organization’s security objectives and diverging its resources and attention to the business while reducing security costs. The CSaaS model outsources some or all of the customer’s security services to one or more Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). With the help of MSSPs, clients can align themselves with the latest technologies and threat tactics without having to make additional investments. The CSaaS model also provides customized on-demand services, according to the requirements of clients.

Moving ahead, the company will continue to enhance its services and solutions while combining innovation with best practices to deliver value to customers. “We will continue to support and come up with innovative ideas to provide enhanced strategic solutions for our government customers,” concludes Johnson.