Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Seeks Feedback on Technical Requirements of Cloud Migration

cloud computingThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has requested information on potential industry sources of cloud-based technology platforms as CFPB plans to migrate its data workloads to the cloud in fiscal year 2017.

In a FedBizOpps sources sought notice posted Tuesday, CFPB asked interested vendors to provide feedback on the cost, timeline and technical requirements of its planned cloud adoption.

The bureau plans to move its data infrastructure to cloud environments since its enterprise agreement with Microsoft for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint licenses is scheduled to expire in January 2019.

The agency seeks information on the cost of encryption tools, generic mailboxes and distribution lists, traffic to expect once CPFB transitions to the managed trusted internet protocol service, and cost tiers for the inclusion of BlackBerry’s Enterprise Server for the bureau’s 1900 users.

Interested vendors should also provide data on office automation and electronic records management platforms, cloud services’ compliance with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and possible integration of cloud services with the Department of Homeland Security‘s Einstein E3A service.

CFPB also asked industry to offer feedback on typical downtime during cloud migration and ways to oversee training and change management efforts for system administrators and users.

Responses to the request for information are due Aug. 9.

CFPB was established in 2010 after President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

The bureau works to protect American consumers from unfair financial practices and regulates the provision of consumer goods and services through federal consumer laws.

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