General Dynamics IT Unit Wins $89.5M EPA HPC Contract

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May 6, 2022 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an $89.5 million contract to General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a unit of aerospace and defense contractor General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). The money will fund EPA’s High-End Scientific Computing (HESC) II Support Services task order.

The contract is issued on a one-year base with six option years.

The HESC program provides EPA researchers and scientists supercomputing hardware, modeling and data visualization capabilities for environmental research for such applications as include atmospheric modeling, computational fluid dynamics, bioinformatics computational chemistry and statistical modeling.

GDIT said it will provision , and support the agency’s HPC environment, as well as deliver infrastructure support, environmental and life sciences modeling, and scientific consulting to EPA investigators. GDIT will provide technical support for scientific computing projects performed in on-premise, cloud or hybrid environments.

“We are proud of our continuous support to the EPA since 1978, and this new task order provides our scientific computing experts and the company’s HPC Center of Excellence the opportunity to meaningfully advance EPA’s critical mission,” said Kevin Connell, GDIT vice president and general manager, Science and Engineering.

GDIT said that “As the largest HPC systems integrator for the federal government, this task order continues the supercomputing expertise provided by GDIT and its HPC Center of Excellence supporting programs across civilian and health agencies and the Department of Defense. Last year, GDIT built and deployed two supercomputers, currently ranked No. 46 and 47 fastest in the world, to support the next generation of weather forecasting models for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service.”