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General Dynamics bags $580M DHS cybersecurity and services contract

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded two contracts valued at $580 million. Through these multi-year contracts, awarded in April, GDIT will provide full-spectrum cybersecurity and software development services for Homeland Security.

These services will facilitate secure data analysis and synthesis by analysts, policymakers, and decision-makers in various critical missions, says the company.

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