General Dynamics Information Technology has won a new task order under the Defense Enterprise Office Solution contract by the General Services Administration in partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency.
The task order will support the U.S. Marine Corps within a Denied, Disconnected, Intermittent and Limited Bandwidth environment — contested battlefield networks where communications are disrupted by limited bandwidth and irregular, or no, connectivity to the internet.
“GDIT is looking forward to partnering with the DOD and DISA to advance their vision of supporting tactical-edge environments across all defense agencies,” said Leigh Palmer, senior vice president for GDIT’s Defense Division.
“This new work will provide and test powerful collaboration capabilities for the warfighter while driving efficiencies. It will also provide critical input to the DOD DDIL working group as they continue to focus on finding solutions for seamless operations in such environments,” she added.
DEOS is an integrated commercial solution implemented DOD-wide to seamlessly integrate email, content management, web conferencing, chat, office productivity and native audio and video tools. The Pentagon is deploying DEOS in several environments, including the DDIL environment, where reliable and timely connectivity to warfighters at the tactical edge is critical.
Under the task order, GDIT will deliver secure on-premises and cloud support services for Microsoft Office 365 products. The goal is to deliver proof-of-concept validation of the DDIL solution and enable future DOD DDIL needs.
GDIT will also partner with Microsoft to test capabilities, investigate scenarios and provide applicable recommendations for mission partners deployed in a DDIL environment.