In moving $8B DEOS contract to GSA, DISA looks to help non-defense agencies

FedScoop: The Pentagon’s $8 billion acquisition of commercial cloud back-office communication and collaboration services could be of great benefit not just to the military services, but civilian agencies as well.

Defense Information Systems Agency leaders said Monday at the agency’s Forecast to Industry that the Department of Defense’s recent decision to now acquire the Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS) through the General Services Administration’s governmentwide IT Schedule 70 was driven in large part by DISA’s hope to open the resulting contract for use by the rest of the government at some point.

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