FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a task order by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, to support the Offshore Energy and Minerals Management (OEMM) program. This three-year task order has a potential value of $26.2 million if all options are exercised.
General Dynamics will deliver mission-specific infrastructure and applications to support the OEMM program as it manages oceanic energy resources. The company will develop and maintain new applications, provide system integration, infrastructure and operations support and project management. General Dynamics has provided the Offshore Energy and Minerals Management program IT and information management support for the past seven years. The work on this task order will be performed primarily in New Orleans; Camarillo, Calif.; and Anchorage, Alaska.
“The General Dynamics team has significant experience and in-depth knowledge of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. We will identify and implement technology solutions that help this organization achieve its mission objectives and strategic goals,” said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Health and Civilian Solutions division.
The OEMM program is responsible for minerals resource management on more than 1.7 billion acres of the Outer Continental Shelf. There are currently about 43 million acres leased to private industry for oil and gas development. Production from these leases accounts for almost 27 percent of U.S. domestic production of crude oil and 15 percent of its natural gas. Additionally, OEMM works in partnership with 14 coastal states to manage access to sand and gravel resources for coastal restoration and shore protection projects.
Marla Helveston, vice president, Civilian Solutions at General Dynamics Information Technology noted, “As a trusted partner of the OEMM program for more than seven years, we are dedicated to continually adapting to the evolving business needs of the Bureau and to help securely manage mineral resources and reduce time to oil and gas production.”
The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is formerly known as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE).