AFS Wins $65M Contract for Enterprise Information Services Experiment 

A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing pilots the high-altitude reconnaissance platform at approximately 70,000 feet above an undisclosed location. The U-2 is a high-altitude, near space reconnaissance aircraft and delivers critical imagery which enables decision makers at all levels the visual capabilities to execute informed decisions in any phase of conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Ross Franquemont)

A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing pilots the high-altitude reconnaissance platform at approximately 70,000 feet above an undisclosed location. Image: Lt. Col. Ross Franquemont, U.S. Air Force

Accenture Federal Services was awarded a $65 million other transaction contract for the execution of enterprise IT as a service compute and store risk reduction effort experiment.

The contract will provide testing for such services to include providing a flexible and scalable hosting solution for applications and data; operation and maintenance of the compute and store environment; and application rationalization, according to June 21 Pentagon release.

Work is expected to be completed by June 2020 and will be performed at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado; Maxwell AFB, Alabama; Offutt AFB, Nebraska; Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Cannon AFB, New Mexico.; and Hurlburt Field, Florida. 

Additionally, fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $28,517,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center in Hanscom AFB in Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

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