General Dynamics Information Technology was awarded a $467 million, potentially 7-year contract to provide technical support services to the U.S. Postal Service, the company announced Aug. 6.

“As a partner since 1983, we are excited to continue supporting the Postal Service’s mission,” said Senior Vice President Paul Nedzbala, head of GDIT’s Federal Civilian Division, in a news release. “Every day our innovative solutions create a bridge between the customer’s needs and the latest technology and services. From updating aging hardware and software to implementing new strategies, GDIT is accelerating innovations to help make the Postal Service’s IT goals a reality.”

According to the news release, GDIT will provide resources, expertise and technology for IT initiatives and help to improve USPS customer service, performance and productivity.

“GDIT will also provide the professional, technical and end-to-end support services required for Postal Service applications; support and assist in developing strategies for the next generation of IT products; and develop and implement engineering improvements for operating and administrative processes,” the release said.

The USPS plans to increase investments in information technology in the coming years but may face obstacles to such initiatives as revenues are projected to fall, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.