The contract is aimed at replacing the Defense Department’s IT office applications as well as provide tools for day-to-day office administration including email, word processing, collaboration, storage and file sharing.
The U.S. Department of Defense along with the U.S. General Services Administration stated, they have awarded a contract worth $7.6 billion to General Dynamics Corp’s CSRA LLC and its partners related to cloud computing.
The contract, known as Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS), is aimed at replacing the Defense Department’s IT office applications and provide tools which include email, word processing, collaboration, storage and file sharing, said the agency.
The contract is for a period of 10 years.
Earlier this month, the Pentagon decided to put on hold its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract, called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud (JEDI), following U.S. President Donald Trump saying his administration was examining Amazon.com Inc’s bid for the same following complaints from other tech companies.