The story

Today, General Dynamics, which ranks #92 on the Fortune 500 list, is one of the leading US defense contractors, with a strong portfolio of products and services that fall into four main categories: Aerospace, Combat Systems, IS&T (Information Systems and Technology), and Marine Systems.

Headquartered in Falls Church, VA, General Dynamics continues to grow by acquiring companies that strengthen its core business areas and by a relentless focus on continuous improvement. While General Dynamics operates around the world, serving government and commercial customers on six continents in more than 45 countries, North America continues to be its largest market, accounting for nearly 75 percent of sales.

The company’s Information Systems and Technology business unit also serves civilian and military markets. Today, this unit focuses on delivering cybersecurity, tactical communication systems, sensors and cameras, ruggedized computers (for use in harsh environments, such as those with strong vibrations, extreme temperatures, and wet or dusty conditions), and antennas to domestic and international customers, including the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, the intelligence community, and federal civilian agencies.