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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 Research and Technology Park. This collaborative environment for business, academia, government, and entrepreneurs was created to test and build transformative technology solutions and to drive prosperity to the region. The new GDIT office there marks a new and exciting chapter in our more than 50 years of support for the U.S. Navy in the New Orleans area.

Transformation through Secure, Cloud-Based AI

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.” Working alongside partners at The Beach we will develop cutting-edge solutions that, among other things, drive automation, efficiency, and transparency, and deliver transformative impacts for our customers and their missions.

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 an AI -powered, modern enterprise service desk solution, and brings new, quality jobs to the region.

Travis Dawson

Senior Program Manager

Building a New Talent Hub & New Partnerships

The new office is GDIT’s fifth location in Louisiana and allows us to continue 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 a talent workforce in New Orleans. From our new office, GDIT will aim to offer more than 50 new jobs. We expect to be able to offer additional positions as we continue to grow in the region.

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 an AI -powered, 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

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