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Army Seeks Cloud Management Service Provider for cARMY Program


Army Seeks Cloud Management Service Provider for cARMY Program

The Army's Enterprise Cloud Management Office has requested information on how it could make better use of the cloud services it already has and expand them.

In a bid to modernize its enterprise information technology, ECMO wants a cloud management service provider to handle the cARMY program, an upcoming system designed to serve as a one-stop shop for the Army's cloud-related requirements.

“The Army desires that cloud access and infrastructure be brokered by automated, on-demand, self-service, templated designs and services to the maximum extent possible, as is done in the commercial world,” the request for information read. 

Under the terms of the potential contract, a contractor would maintain and continue the Army's enhanced security practices across different cloud offerings. The service currently operates Amazon Web Services on Impact Levels 2-6, with plans to adopt Microsoft Azure. 

Interested offerors may respond to the RFI posted on SAM.gov no later than Nov. 20.

The Army said that the ability to master cloud computing applications is critical in its goal of gaining a competitive advantage in the information age. 

Cloud technology empowerment is important in the Army's enterprise-wide adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies for efficient use of personnel, equipment and logistics, the service said. 

“To do this, Army requires a standardized, secure, trusted, agile and resilient shared services for general-purpose Mission Owner cloud use,” the Army added.

ECMO, which falls under the Army's Office of the Chief Information Officer, primarily serves as the department's centralized, dedicated enterprise cloud migration resource for data and application owners. 

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