Pentagon preps $8 billion cloud contract that’s not JEDI

The Defense Information Systems Agency released a draft request for proposals in mid April 2018 for the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions — “a seamlessly integrated, enterprise [cloud service offering] as a replacement for disparate DoD legacy enterprise information technology (IT) services, such as voice, video, collaboration, email, content management, records management, and office productivity.” The also billion-dollar JEDI differs from DEOS in that it will be used to process the entirety of the department’s data, information and applications, from the Pentagon to the mission-critical battlefront.

“DEOS will unify and modernize legacy DISA IT enterprise services such as DoD Enterprise Email (DEE), DoD Enterprise Portal Service (DEPS), Defense Collaboration Services (DCS), and other disparate DoD-wide legacy enterprise collaboration, voice/video, and productivity capabilities,” the draft says.

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