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AmeriCorps Awards GDIT $95M Digital Modernization and Managed Services Contract

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AmeriCorps Awards GDIT $95M Digital Modernization and Managed Services Contract

Virginia-headquartered General Dynamics Information Technology announced that it has been awarded a $95 million enterprise IT Services contract by AmeriCorps. The deal calls for the modernization and operation of the agency’s information technology enterprise by providing managed services, cloud, digital modernization, and cybersecurity services, GDIT said Thursday.

In a statement, the company said that the five-year contract includes a base period of nine months, four option periods of one year, followed by one option period of three months. It also includes services in cloud management and integration, systems and application modernization, security management, and operations center support.

Jylinda Johnson, GDIT vice president and general manager for government operations, said her company’s services will modernize AmeriCorps’ IT operations and increase overall productivity. It was explained that GDIT will also leverage its relationship with leading cloud service provider Microsoft Azure to deliver a platform as a service offering.

AmeriCorps’ mission is “to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.” While a government agency, AmeriCorps acts like a foundation and is the nation’s largest annual grant maker supporting service and volunteering. The agency serves 40,000 communities across the country.

As part of its five-year strategic plan, AmeriCorps said on its website that it will undertake a full modernization project of its member/volunteer management system. This is part of its learning agenda, which is designed to provide senior leadership and staff with the information needed for strategic learning and decision-making to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the agency and its programs.

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