DISA chooses Perspecta Enterprise solutions to provide Internet digital content and secure networking

Feb. 11, 2021
GCDS II fulfills military secure networking tasks by deploying content delivery capabilities at DISA-owned and other DISA-approved processing locations.

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – U.S. military information technology (IT) specialists needed a company to deliver secure digital content over the Defense Information System Network (DISN). They found their solution from Perspecta Enterprise Solutions LLC in Chantilly, Va.

Officials of the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., announced a potential $201.5 million contract Tuesday to Perspecta Enterprise Solutions for the Global Content Delivery Services II (GCDS II) project.

GCDS II fulfills military secure networking tasks by deploying content delivery capabilities at DISA-owned and other DISA-approved processing locations inside and outside the Continental U.S. The objective is to obtain reliable, responsive, and cost effective content delivery services that are dynamically scalable, and use an on-demand service approach.

The DISN is the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) enterprise network for providing data, video, and voice services like video teleconferencing, electronic whiteboarding, and distributed warfighting simulations.

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The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization is awarding the contract to Hewlett-Packard on behalf of the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at Fort Meade, Md.

The GCDS II program capitalizes on commercial Internet technology and best practices to deliver DOD web content and applications across the Nonsecure Internet Protocol (IP) Router Network (NIPRNet), Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet), and CENTRIX-ISAF (CX-I).

The GCDS II enables users of the DISN to perform tasks ranging from downloading security patches, checking email, viewing information portals, supporting decision making, and analyzing geospatial data dynamically.

The GCDS II is a global platform of hundreds of military servers that helps the DISN deliver rich, dynamic, and interactive content, transactions, and applications. The GCDS detects and avoids DISN problem spots and vulnerabilities to deliver mission-critical software downloads, and ensure that software applications perform reliably.

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Users of the GCDS II include web-based applications and video streams; users on the NIPRNet, SIPRNet, and CX-I; those who need speed and reliability; commanders who need actionable information; and network operators need to scale on-demand for peak loads during expected and unexpected events.

The GCDS helps improve delivery of mission content to warfighters globally; provides capacity on-demand to meet peak loads without added IT infrastructure; enhance user experience and minimize response times; reduce infrastructure costs while meeting mission requirements; and provide service and support from commercial and government experts.

The GCDS II contract has a three-year base period and three one-year option periods. Hewlett-Packard Co. in Herndon, Va. won the original six-year GCDS I contract in April 2015.

For more information contact Perspecta Enterprise Solutions online at https://perspecta.com, or DISA at www.disa.mil.

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