U.S. Air Force selected General Dynamics for CHES

U.S. Air Force selected General Dynamics for CHES

General Dynamics has been awarded a contract, worth $9 million for Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services (CHES) by the U.S. Air Force.

The CHES environment is being developed to support the delivery of Microsoft Office 365 services and provides the ability for the Air Force to consume additional cloud service offerings in the future, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Oracle, SAP and others.

The contract directs General Dynamics to implement CHES at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and up to two additional Air Force locations. The contract also includes operations and maintenance support for 18 months. This will allow General Dynamics to continue its ongoing rollout of CHES in support of Microsoft Office 365 services.

“We are excited to continue the work under the leadership of Stone Baggiano, GDIT’s Director of Logistics and Engineering, and expand our cloud offerings to the Department of Defense,” said Senior Vice President Ken Deutsch, head of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Defense Division. “This contract will serve as a springboard for hybrid cloud solutions and provide our DoD customers with more options as they navigate their journey to the cloud.”

The CHES contract was originally awarded to NES Associates LLC, a subsidiary of CSRA. CSRA was acquired by General Dynamics on April 3.
Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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