The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded a contract worth $11.5 billion to Leidos Inc. for Defense Enclave Services (DES).
The DES contract will unify the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Fourth Estate common use information technology (IT) systems, personnel, functions and program elements under the Defense Information Systems Agency. The DES contractor will manage, operate and support the network architecture, the U.S. military said.
The objective of the DES contract is to provide integrated, standardized, and cost-effective IT services; while improving security, network availability, and reliability for the 22 defense agencies and field activities within DOD’s Fourth Estate. DES will establish the modern infrastructure foundation and united frame of thought needed to deliver cohesive combat support capabilities to the warfighter.
In a statement today, Leidos said through digital modernization and transformation, the Defense Enclave Service (DES) contract will unify the Defense Agencies and Field Activities (DAFA) on a common network architecture to provide mission services focused on enhanced user experience, improved security, and network reliability.