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GDIT Expands Its Footprint in Louisiana Alongside its Support of the U.S. Navy

June 23rd, 2022

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Recently, GDIT opened a new office at The Beach, the University of New Orleans (UNO) Research and Technology Park, a collaborative environment for business, academia, government, and entrepreneurs to test and build transformative solutions and drive prosperity to the region. The new GDIT office marks a new and exciting chapter in our more than 50 years of support for the U.S. Navy in the New Orleans area.

Building a New Talent Hub & New Partnerships

The new office is GDIT’s fifth location in Louisiana and allows us to deepen our roots in the state. With this new foothold, we are redoubling our commitment to educate, train, and develop a local technology workforce. We have also formed partnerships with local companies, small businesses, and academic institutions that will help to curate an IT community there. Looking forward, these partnerships will help to build a talent pipeline in the region through internship opportunities and mentorship programs resulting in a stronger talent pool for not only the Navy, but for the overall IT community.

Additionally, our presence expands our ability to bring more people into the technology ecosystem and scale up talent workforce in New Orleans. This presence will also allow us to hire talented young professionals who may not have security clearances but can still contribute to the mission and the customer.

Our new location at The Beach is critically important to GDIT because it paves the way for growth in our SDaaS offering, expands our Navy Enterprise Service Desk support to new mission owners, creates a true and modern enterprise service desk solution, and brings new, quality jobs to the region.

Travis Dawson

Senior Program Manager

Developing New and Powerful Solutions

A primary focus of our work at The Beach involves our U.S. Navy Enterprise Service Desk contract, under which we are working to modernize and consolidate the existing IT help desk services we offer to the Navy and build out our Service Desk as a Solution (SDaaS) offering. The program is co-located in New Orleans and Bossier City, Louisiana, and leverages the latest in artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics, and natural language processing to ensure 24x7x365 continuous operations for thousands of Navy and Marine Corps personnel globally.

Our company culture is one centered on innovation and “the art of the possible.” We’re looking forward to working alongside partners at The Beach to develop solutions that, among other things, drive automation, efficiency, and transparency, and deliver transformative impacts for our customers and their missions.

Delivering New Jobs & Opportunities

From our new office in New Orleans, GDIT will aim to offer more than 50 new employment opportunities to talent in the area. We expect to be able to offer additional positions as we continue to grow in the region. We also plan to use the new space to collaborate with university partners, like UNO, and develop cutting-edge IT solutions for the U.S. Navy.

Our new location at The Beach is critically important to GDIT because it paves the way for growth in our SDaaS offering, expands our Navy Enterprise Service Desk support to new mission owners, creates a true and modern enterprise service desk solution, and brings new, quality jobs to the region. We could not be more excited about continuing to invest and expand our footprint in the New Orleans region.

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Pictured from left to right:
Stephanie Wood, NESD Transformation Manager at GDIT,
Don Pierson, Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development,
Susan Eaton, Product Service Owner for NESD at Program Executive Office (PEO) for Digital and Enterprise Services
Matt Lear, Director, Software Solutions at GDIT
Brian Sheridan, Senior Vice President of Defense at GDIT
Michael Hecht, President & CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Travis Dawson, Senior Program Manager at GDIT