GDIT affiliate CSRA to provide commercial Cloud services for US Navy

20 November 2018 (Last Updated November 20th, 2018 09:39)

General Dynamics Information Technology’s (GDIT) managed affiliate CSRA has received a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for the delivery of commercial Cloud services for the US Navy.

General Dynamics Information Technology’s (GDIT) managed affiliate CSRA has received a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for the delivery of commercial Cloud services for the US Navy.

Valued at $22.4m, the new contract aims to speed up and enhance navy Cloud adoption.

Awarded by the US Navy’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), the BPA includes a one-year base period with four one-year options, which are expected to bring the estimated cumulative value to $96m if exercised.

GDIT senior vice-president and defence division head Leigh Palmer said: “GDIT will continue supporting PEO EIS as it executes the navy’s ‘Cloud First’ strategy of increasing data reliability and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining a robust security profile.

“Through this award, the navy will gain access to premium commercial Cloud services through GDIT’s strategic relationships with Microsoft and Amazon.

“Through this award, the navy will gain access to premium commercial Cloud services through GDIT’s strategic relationships with Microsoft and Amazon.”

“Our secure, scalable and containerised environment will enable the navy to store its data securely, reap significant savings and gain impressive resources to accomplish their mission.”

Under the agreement, the company will provide the US Navy with commercial Cloud services through the GSA’s Schedule 70, which includes Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

Both companies function as Strategic Alliance Partners with GDIT, bolstering technology development by introducing new digital business models and capabilities that are intended to support troops.

Last year, GDIT secured a $244m single-award Training Services for the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) in Virginia, US.