General Dynamics to Develop Secure Employment Cards for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Program
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General Dynamics to Develop Secure Employment Cards for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Program FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract by U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to develop secure credentials for immigrants seeking employment within the United States. The contract has an initial value of $1 million and a maximum potential value of $22 million over five years if all options are exercised. Under this contract, General Dynamics will support the USCIS Employment Authorization Document Identification Card program by developing the design and security characteristics for the new counterfeit-resistant polycarbonate Employment Authorization Document, an identification card issued to legal U.S. immigrants to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the United States. Production will begin in 2010 once the design phase has been completed. "General Dynamics understands USCIS' increasing need to verify the identities of those working in the United States and to protect the American public from potential foreign threats," said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Civilian and Homeland Security Solutions Division. "We will partner with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to use our expertise to support that need." As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civilian government and commercial sectors. With approximately 16,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at www.gdit.com. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com. SOURCE General Dynamics Information Technology Mark Meudt of General Dynamics Information Technology, +1-703-246 0525, Fax, +1-703-246-0206, Mark.Meudt@gdit.com