CSRA has been awarded a contract worth up to $498 million to provide private cloud infrastructure services to the Defense Department.
The new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, which has a 3-year base period and five option years, supports the Defense Information Systems Agency’s milCloud 2.0 initiative. The program connects commercial cloud infrastructure-as-a-service offerings to DOD networks, with a goal of bringing the best commercially owned pay-for-use cloud infrastructure services to the department, according to a DISA fact-sheet.
The second iteration of milCloud will expand current service offerings based on advancements in industry cloud computing, increase flexibility of data center service offerings and business processes, lay the groundwork for business process that will later be used in the broader DOD cloud portfolio, and enable scaling of infrastructure and application resources to meet shifts in mission requirements, according to DISA.
CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior called the contract a “game-changer” for CSRA.
“We are now positioned as the industry leader for cloud and military IT,” Prior said. “The milCloud 2.0 Platform will enable our DoD customers to deploy CSRA’s next-generation technology and services to complete their missions more efficiently and more securely. The Department of Defense is ready to take the next step in its IT transformation. We are excited to continue this partnership with the military and provide our experts and resources to exceed their demands.”
CSRA said the new contract will leverage existing economies of scale with the company’s ARC-P cloud offering, which was one of the first offerings to receive a FedRAMP High baseline authority to operate. FedRAMP, or Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, is the government’s tool for vetting the security of cloud computing partners.
The milCloud 2.0 Phase 1 contract will also open new opportunities for CSRA’s Alliance Partners to expand their services to DOD, the company said, allowing for expanded offerings including cloud, storage, service providers, and database offerings.
CSRA’s cloud solution aims to allow DOD to consolidate its computer infrastructure through the “as a service model,” which would lower overall costs, increase efficiency and boost overall IT security posture of the U.S. government, according to the company.
“milCloud provides an enormous opportunity for CSRA, and we are honored to expand our support for the Department of Defense under this new contract,” CSRA defense group head Ken Deutsch said. “By leveraging our partnerships with the world’s leading technology companies, CSRA will empower the military with our secure cloud technology while lowering costs and increasing efficiency.”