GDIT: Building Robust Defense Setups

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Phebe Novakovic, CEO
As global threats of different forms grow day by day, the need for innovative, cutting-edge, price-competitive, and robust defense equipment is on the rise for countries all over the world. In parallel, the demand for smart cyberdefense solutions is also on the rise. Throughout economic crests and troughs, the priorities of different countries have varied according to their specific requirements and political clout. A quintessential combination of hardware and software is mandatory for a robust defense setup. With over a century of experience in defense manufacturing, General Dynamics understands better than anyone, the requirement of sturdy solutions to equip the hardware.

Having its roots in the 19th century Holland Torpedo Boat Company formed by John Philip Holland, the company was responsible for building the U.S. Navy’s first officially commissioned submarine, USS Holland. Renamed as The Electric Boat Company, it went on to produce six more of the same for the navy. The company has since then expanded into different territories like manufacturing aircraft, marine, missile, and finance among others, and renamed as General Dynamics for a better representation of all the verticals they serve.

GDIT, the company’s IT wing, pioneers in helping defense, homeland security, and intelligence agencies to accustom with the ever-changing and challenging world. The company utilizes AI for delivering a top-of-the-line experience with machine learning and data analytics powering their game. By preventing tax frauds and identifying threats, some of the most innovative and talented minds drive GDIT’s cyberthreat detection. With Microsoft Azure, Google, and AWS as cloud partners, GDIT’s cloud system streamlines operations and cost, operates from strategy to security, enables migration and maintenance, and has been continually improving its infrastructure to stay ahead in the competition. NetOwl, a text-analyzing suite of tools with NLP to counter-terrorism and securing borders, helps with information extraction for critical security purposes.

GDIT prioritizes the development of cybersecurity and thus doesn’t shy away from collaborating with other companies.


With over a century of experience in defense manufacturing, General Dynamics understands better than anyone, the requirement of sturdy solutions to equip the hardware

By securing alliances with more than 300 cybersolutions in respectable heights, GDIT builds powerful products that ensure its clients successfully overcome challenges, through automation, blockchain, machine learning, and AI.

GDIT’s insights, whether real-time and mission-focused or on cyberthreats involving confidential information, empowers its users with actionable data, driving decision-making. The data platform is customized, and it normalizes and governs data sets for increased availability, privacy, and security. For combating internal and external threats, GDIT provides transformative big data solutions. It provides a comprehensive package with a cloud architecture for scaling, AI and data science for automation and prediction, and enterprise data management for on-demand auto-scaling. GDIT also provides data warehousing for democratizing data and reducing the action gap between data acquisition and decision-making.

Enterprise IT solutions from GDIT display the team’s proficiency and an accumulated 50 years of experience. Combine that with the evolving technology and innovation, GDIT’s enterprise-scale systems solve the needs of clients by reducing costs and increasing efficiency. By partnering with major government agencies, GDIT has accelerated the shift from legacy infrastructure to the most modern applications and services.

GDIT is currently focused on the recently won $49 million worth contract for providing AI solutions to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will continue supporting CMS’s Benefits Coordination and Recovery Center for an upgraded contract value of $276.5 million.

Company
GDIT

Headquarters
Fairfax, VA

Management
Phebe Novakovic, CEO

Description
GDIT pioneers in helping defense, homeland security, and intelligence agencies getaccustomed with the ever-changing and challenging world. The company utilizes AI for a top-of-the-line experience, with machine learning and data analytics powering their game. Preventing tax frauds and identifying threats is some of the most innovative and talented minds that drive GDIT’s cyberthreat detection. NetOwl, a text-analyzing suite of tools with NLP to counter-terrorism and securing borders, helps with information extraction for critical security purposes