DoD, GSA Award $8B Cloud Contract to General Dynamics IT; Dana Deasy Quoted

Jeff Brody
Dana Deasy

The Department of Defense and the General Services Administration have awarded General Dynamics IT (GDIT) the potential 10-year, $7.6 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) contract to replace legacy DoD IT office applications with a standard cloud-based solution across all military services, the Washington Business Journal reported on Thursday

GDIT will split the contract, which was awarded through its business unit CSRA LLC,  with its teaming partners, Dell Marketing LP and Great Falls-based Minburn Technology Group LLC. The contract, agreement has a five-year base period, with two two-year options and an additional  one-year option. The ceiling of the contract is $7.6 billion. 

The $8 billion blanket purchase agreement is the second contract vehicle designed to bring commercial cloud services to the Department of Defense, along with the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, which has yet to be awarded.

"DEOS is a great example of a fit-for-purpose cloud that supports our multi-cloud strategy,” said Dana Deasy, DoD Chief Information Officer and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient. “DEOS will streamline our use of cloud email and collaborative tools while enhancing cybersecurity and information sharing based on standardized needs and market offerings." 

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