Report: $10B Interior Dept Cloud Program Stalled Due to Govt Shutdown

Cloud Computing, ExecutiveBizThe government shutdown has delayed the Interior Department‘s $10 billion cloud computing services program, CRN Magazine reported Thursday.

Kathy Kim writes DOI is one of several federal agencies that have been forced to halt operations due to the shutdown.

Ten contractors will compete for web hosting, cloud storage, database, developing and testing, file transfer and virtual machine services under the 10-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity vehicle.

Ted Davies, president of Unisys‘ federal systems unit, told CRN the company and clients have been discussing the degree of support Unisys will provide on a contract-by-contract basis.

“We’re hoping and praying some of the legislative logjam will be fixed in short order,” said Steve Halligan, chief operating officer of n2Grate Government Technology Solutions, according to CRN.

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