The United State Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO) has published a Request For Information looking for a partner to “expand its multi-cloud environment.”
In particular, the Army wants to diversity away from Amazon’s services, and install more Microsoft Azure offerings.
The RFI specifically wants a cloud partner to implement Microsoft cloud services at impact level 6, the highest classification level – achieving parity with Amazon offerings – and ensuring seamless integration between the two.
According to the RFI’s statement of objectives, the Army’s ability to master cloud computing will be a “critical enabler” in its pursuit of an information advantage on the twenty-first-century battlefield.
Bidders have until the Nov. 20 to respond, with the contract expected to be worth several hundred million dollars.
Read more at Bloomberg Government here.