General Dynamics picked to manage Alabama supercomputing

$152 million contract covers five years

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a $152 million, five-year contract to provision, manage and operate the systems of the Alabama Supercomputer Authority.

“This contract supports sustainability of ASA’s broadband connectivity and related services to more than 780 educational clients in the state,” said Debra Wallace, CEO of ASA. “I am pleased to have the expertise of the GDIT staff in supporting our mission of advancing Alabama through technology.”

The state-funded ASA provides supercomputer, telecommunications and application development including the Alabama Research and Education Network, which provides resources to school systems at every level and public libraries.

GDIT will be responsible for services to support information technology systems with attention to high-performance computing, enterprise network management, cybersecurity, application development and hosting in a hybrid multi-cloud environment.

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“This contract will enhance ASA’s ability to provide fast, secure and reliable access to research and education resources across the state of Alabama,” said Scott Mack, GDIT vice president and general manager for state and local government. “We have partnered with ASA for nearly 30 years and look forward to continuing to serve the state with innovative technology services.”

A global aerospace and defense company based in Virginia, General Dynamics has a major presence in Huntsville working on space and defense projects.

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