The General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service seeks industry feedback on a potential $8B cloud computing project that aims to unify networks and data centers across the Defense Department.
The request for information solicits public comment on enterprise hardware, software licenses, and deployment and sustainment services covered in the first capability set of the Defense Enterprise Office Solution contract, DoD said Thursday.
The other DEOS sets will include audio, video, email, content and records management and an office productivity suite.
Dana Deasy, chief information officer of DoD, said during a Pentagon press briefing that DEOS will allow the department to access cloud computing and data management tools, as well as help warfighters to focus more on their missions.
He added that the cloud computing effort will make it possible for DoD to leverage new technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to boost the productivity of American soldiers.
GSA placed DEOS capability Set 1 under the IT Schedule 70 contract.
The agency will accept responses to the RFI until Nov. 9, according to a FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday.