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DoD Eyes Cloud Services Contract Award in Q4 FY 2018; IBM's Sam Gordy Comments

DoD Eyes Cloud Services Contract Award in Q4 FY 2018; IBM's Sam Gordy Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Sam Gordy
DoD Eyes Cloud Services Contract Award in Q4 FY 2018; IBM's Sam Gordy Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Sam Gordy

The Defense Department plans to award a potential 10-year contract to a single vendor by the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 to provide cloud computing platforms and services across the agency, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

DoD said in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure strategy document it plans to award an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a full and open competition.

Sam Gordy, general manager of IBM's federal business, said the Pentagon should award a cloud services contract to multiple companies to host data through a common infrastructure.

DoD intends to issue a draft solicitation and hold an industry day by the second quarter of FY 2018 with a plan to create a new program management office to execute the single-award contract, according to the document.

The contract will cover cloud application migration and modernization support, training and change management services.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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