Reston-based Leidos wins $11B defense contract
Work entails moving Fourth Estate DOD activities onto one network
Reston-based Leidos Holdings Inc. has won an $11.5 billion contract to consolidate and streamline the Department of Defense’s Fourth Estate information technology into one common network, the Pentagon announced Monday.
Under the contract, Leidos is expected to modernize, transform and unify nearly two dozen defense agencies and field activities — Defense Department organizations other than the military services that have manpower resources, referred to as the Fourth Estate — onto one Defense Informations Systems Agency network “to provide mission services focused on enhanced user experience, improved security, and network reliability.”
More than 380,000 employees comprise the Fourth Estate, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff and the combatant commands.
“We are honored that DISA has entrusted our team to establish the modern infrastructure foundation that will deliver critical combat support capabilities to our warfighters,” Leidos Chairman and CEO Roger Krone said in a news release announcing the award. “Leidos is committed to helping DISA and the defense agencies and field activities further their vision, leveraging our decades of technological expertise to bolster their critical mission.”
Leidos, a Fortune 500 company, provides technology, engineering and science services to defense, intelligence, civil and health markets. The company employs 43,000 people.
“The Defense Enclave Services program demands unique expertise and advanced technology solutions,” said Leidos Defense Group President Gerry Fasano. “Leidos brings both at unparalleled scale, with a focus on constant innovation. We look forward to delivering an improved user experience and enhanced mission capabilities.”