General Dynamics Information Technology, a division of General Dynamics, was selected for the Joint Effects Model (JEM) program contract by the U.S. Army Contract Command.
JEM is the U.S. Department of Defense’s primary web-based software system for modeling the effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapon strikes and Toxic Industrial Chemical and Material incidents.
JEM provides enhanced operational and tactical-level situational awareness of the battlespace and provides near real-time hazard information before, during, and after an incident.
JEM is a web-based software program and is the only accredited DOD computer-based tactical and operational hazard prediction model capable of providing common representation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and toxic industrial chemicals/toxic industrial material hazard areas and effects.
JEM supports planning to mitigate the effects of weapons of mass destruction and to provide rapid estimates of hazards and effects integrated into the Common Operational Picture.
JEM interfaces and communicates with the Joint Warning and Reporting Network, associated weather systems, intelligence systems and various databases.
The single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a ceiling value of $45 million with an ordering period of five years.
General Dynamics will provide support on JEM software development and technical documentation, field system upgrades and modifications, operations, program and systems engineering management, and maintenance and sustainment activities.
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Additionally, the company will serve as the integrator of JEM software. Work on the contract will be conducted in Middletown, R.I., and San Diego.
“General Dynamics has a highly experienced team who understand both the parameters and requirements of successful software-modeling development and implementation,” said Dan Busby, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology’s IT Services and Solutions sector.
“We will continue to provide the Department of Defense with enhanced modeling capabilities to measure the effects of CBRN weapon strikes and release incidents, giving them the situational awareness necessary to support rapid decision-making and risk mitigation.”
For more than 40 years, General Dynamics has been a trusted partner for the Department of Defense, providing global support in helping U.S. Armed Forces achieve their goals, minimize risk and ensure readiness.
Since 2013, General Dynamics has provided the Department of Defense with the ability to accurately model and predict the impact of CBRN and Toxic Industrial Chemical and Material incidents.