General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has received a contract for the cyber modernisation of the Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).

The SOUTHCOM Cyber Information Technology Enterprise Services (SCITES) contract was awarded by the US General Service Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM).

This will modernise and normalise the SOUTHCOM combatant command blue terrain information technology in the cyber combat domain.

The contract has a total value of around $761.6m, as well as a seven-month base period. It also has six one-year options.

It was awarded in September, through which, GDIT will offer enterprise IT and digital modernisation services.

The range of services and solutions will also cover a Tier 3 Cyber Security System Provider (CSSP), Cloud and edge computing.

Work carried out under the contract will boost the technical capability delivery, provide proactive enterprise situational awareness, increase secure information sharing and enhance operational efficiency.

GDIT Defence senior vice-president Leigh Palmer said: “This new award demonstrates GDIT’s continued dedication to the combatant commands and joint task forces.

“Through this contract, GDIT will modernise the command’s IT infrastructure through innovation and emergent technology, delivering advanced security and transformational results to its mission.”

Earlier this month, General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) secured a $1.22bn contract to deliver Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) systems to the US Army.