General Dynamics opens new facility in GATE office complex
Mike Amster, business development manager, right, explains the JTRS HMS system to Col. Orlando W. Ortiz, APG Garrison and deputy installation commander, left, during a tour of the General Dynamics C4 Systems office in the Government and Technology Enterprise, GATE, complex after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility Sept. 17.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - General Dynamics C4 Systems officially opened its new field office in the Government and Technology Enterprise, GATE, office complex at Aberdeen Proving Ground during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 17.

The office, a business unit of the General Dynamics Company, relocated to Aberdeen Proving Ground from Fort Monmouth, N.J., and specializes in integrating command, control, communications, computers, intelligence and reconnaissance, C4ISR, technologies, products and
systems. It supports the Army Team C4ISR and is responsible for several key communications
programs, including Warfighter Information Network- Tactical, WIN-T, broadband wireless tactical
networking system; the Joint Tactical Radio System program; and the Common Hardware/ Software-3, CHS-3, program, which enables military users to access the latest commercial computer and networking advancements.

Larry Rhue, General Dynamics C4 Systems senior vice-president of Strategic Development, hosted the ceremony and introduced Ed Carnes, director of C4 Systems, who will run the office.

Rhue welcomed the program guests who included Maj. Gen. Nick G. Justice, commander of APG and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; Col. Orlando W. Ortiz, APG Garrison and deputy installation commander; Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Rhoades; Ed Thomas, deputy to the commander, CECOM Life Cycle Management Command; Bill Sverapa, from the Program Executive Office, Command, Control Communications - Tactical, PEO C3T, and chief of staff Mary Woods; Al Cunniff, director of marketing, St. John Properties; and Maryland
Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger.

"As military modernization moves ahead, we will go wherever the Army goes to ensure we are
supporting Army Team C4ISR to the best of our ability," Rhue said.

Chris Marzilli, president of C4 Systems, said that the General Dynamics partnership with the Army "keeps getting better."

"We're very fortunate to have an illustrious portfolio in bringing service to the Warfighter," he said, "and this facility is just one example of that investment.

"It's all about giving our Soldiers multiple advantages against a stubborn adversary."

After the ceremony, guests toured the new facility, a 10,000 square foot single-story office
building located on Guardian Gateway

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