Caroline Bean: DISA Working on Guide to Help Defense Agencies Migrate to DEOS Cloud Tools

Caroline Bean: DISA Working on Guide to Help Defense Agencies Migrate to DEOS Cloud Tools
OCONUS Cloud Strategy

Caroline Bean, Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS) program director at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), said DISA is developing a guide to help agencies facilitate their migration to cloud-based collaboration tools offered by DEOS, Nextgov reported Tuesday. 

Bean said the document will serve as a checklist to help defense agencies assess their readiness for migration to DEOS cloud tools and will evolve as more users make the transition. She added that the proposed document will also provide a comparison of capabilities and limitations before and after migration.

Bean noted that one of the migration-related challenges agencies will have to deal with is transitioning users to the permanent Impact Level 5 DEOS platform while the interim IL2 Commercial Virtual Remote tool is still in operation.

“There was a bit of an education that needed to occur as far as you know, make sure you're looking at whether this meeting is on CVR or whether it's on your IL5 instance because it does matter,” Bean said. “So there [was] definitely a lot of user-type education that we needed to do just to figure out how to maneuver through these different chat capabilities now that we have at our fingertips.” 

In October, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Defense reawarded the DEOS contract to an industry team led by General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) as a result of corrective action following protests to the blanket purchase agreement originally awarded in August 2019. 

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