General Dynamics awarded $4.4B Department of Defense enterprise cloud contract

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General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) in partnership with the Defense Department (DoD) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

Under the contract, GDIT will replace legacy DoD IT office applications with an enterprise-wide standard cloud-based solution across all military services worldwide, for both unclassified (IL5) and classified (IL6) environments.

DoD estimates the value of the DEOS Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) at $4.4 billion over a 10-year period, which includes a five-year base period with two two-year options and one one-year option, says GDIT.

DEOS represents the largest ever deployment of Microsoft O365 and the first deployment of O365 in a DoD classified environment, according to GDIT. The DEOS environments are intended to support over 3.2 million DoD users and GDIT will provide engineering, migration, training and support services for those users, says the company.

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