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AWS Secures $50M Air Force Department Contract for Cloud Services Delivery

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AWS Secures $50M Air Force Department Contract for Cloud Services Delivery

The Department of the Air Force has awarded Amazon Web Services a blanket purchase agreement to provide specialized cloud services for the Space Launch Delta 45 and SLD 30 Cloud Center of Excellence.

According to a DAF notice, AWS will provide Impact Level 4 Controlled Unclassified, IL5 Unclassified National Security Systems and IL6 Secret Internet Protocol Router Network – secret level commercial cloud managed services. The products will ensure that the CCoE will have secure development, testing, staging and production environments for classified and unclassified levels and support development, integration, cyber compliance, training, staging, troubleshooting and production activities.

The BPA has a $50 million ceiling, according to the notice posted on SAM .gov.

The award comes months after the DAF’s enterprise IT director said hundreds of applications will be transferred to the Cloud One platform. Speaking at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s TechNet Cyber conference in May, Venice Goodwine said nearly 200 applications are ready to be transferred to Cloud One and at least 100 apps are already in the system.

The Air Force said the cloud saves money, eliminates outdated hardware and reduces vulnerabilities.

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