Defense Department, GSA Award $7.6 Billion Office Solutions Contract To General Dynamics Information Technology

A unit of Dell Technologies and Minburn Technology Group are named as partners on the award, which includes office solutions built on Microsoft Office 365.


General Dynamics Information Technology in partnership with a unit of Dell Technologies and Minburn Technology Group were awarded the massive Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) Blanket Purchase Agreement contract, the U.S. General Services Administration and Department of Defense said Thursday.

The Department of Defense said it estimates the value of the cloud-focused DEOS contract at $7.6 billion over 10 years. That includes a five-year base period, along with a pair of two-year options and a one-year option.

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The Defense Enterprise Office Solutions Blanket Purchase Agreement is built on the Microsoft Office 365 platform, the federal agencies said.

DEOS comprises an "enterprise-based set of capabilities" including productivity tools (word processing and spreadsheets) along with email, collaboration, file sharing and storage, the agencies said in a news release.

DEOS "will be used to replace legacy DOD IT office applications with a standard cloud-based solution across all military services," the news release said.

The solutions "will streamline our use of cloud email and collaborative tools while enhancing cybersecurity and information sharing based on standardized needs and market offerings," said Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense, in the release.

Falls Church, Va.-based General Dynamics completed its acquisition of federal solution provider powerhouse CSRA Inc. in April 2018 in a deal valued at $9.7 billion. CSRA, the original bidder on the DEOS contract, is listed as the winner of the contract in the government news release. CSRA was absorbed into the General Dynamics Information Technology business after the acquisition. General Dynamics declined to comment on the DEOS award.

Listed as "contractor teaming partners" with CSRA on the DEOS contract are Dell Marketing L.P., a unit of Round Rock, Texas-based Dell Technologies, and Minburn Technology Group of Great Falls, Va.

In December, Minburn Technology Group was named as one of six government solution providers awarded blanket purchase agreements for Microsoft software licenses and subscriptions by the U.S. Department of Defense for the Navy.