Between now and Valentine’s Day, the U.S. Defense Department will begin to build out its unclassified department-wide cloud platform, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud, known as JEDI. And approximately six months after that, DOD will stand up its secret cloud environment, followed later by the top secret cloud, all part of JEDI, reported Dana Deasy, Defense Department chief information officer, at the AFCEA Nova Chapter’s Air Force IT Day in Arlington, Va., last Thursday.
Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington, was awarded a $7,269,740 firm-fixed-price contract for Microsoft enterprise services. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Fort Gordon, Georgia, with an estimated completion date of May 2, 2020. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $7,269,740 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91RUS-19-F-0122).
Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington, is awarded an estimated $1,760,000,000 value single-award, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Microsoft Enterprise Services for the Department of Defense (DoD), Coast Guard, and intelligence community. Support includes Microsoft product engineering services for software developers and product teams to leverage a range of proprietary resources and source-code, and Microsoft premier support for tools, knowledge database, problem resolution assistance, and custom changes to Microsoft source-code when applicable.
Heavy hitters in the commercial cloud industry, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, are pushing cloud-computing capabilities to what they refer to as the intelligent edge. They are connecting Internet of Things devices and mobile applications with ever-expanding cloud capabilities and the advanced computing of artificial intelligence to create a so-called intelligent cloud, pushing out the results of advanced processing and data analysis to a user’s fingertips.
Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington, was awarded a $13,499,934 firm-fixed-price contract for non-personal consulting services for Enterprise directory, systems management, Army Golden Master sustainment support, SharePoint, and Enterprise service management system. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $13,499,934 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Federal mandates and economic concerns are pushing businesses and government agencies to migrate their IT services to the cloud. As a result, decision makers must consider how to proceed in a way that meets compliance requirements in a timely, affordable and secure fashion.
Two data migration experts at experienced commercial organizations recently offered their advice to organizations that are just beginning on the data migration trail or are well on their way but hitting a few bumps in the road.
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, has hired Leigh Madden as U.S. Air Force director of the company's U.S. Public Sector group.