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DODEA Posts RFI for Cloud Migration Services

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DODEA Posts RFI for Cloud Migration Services

The Department of Defense Education Activity needs cloud migration services from a contractor with experience with Microsoft 365 and Azure.

DODEA is a federally operated school system responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and managing the education of children of military families.

The agency’s Information Technology Division needs help transitioning on-premise infrastructure systems, databases, application systems, networks and information security systems to the cloud, according to a request for information posted on SAM .gov.

DODEA said the contractor will likely need to fill in positions such as Azure solutions architect, administrator, developer security engineer, DevOps engineer, data engineer, SQL database administrator, end-point manager administrator, data scientist and artificial intelligence engineer.

The contractor will also provide supplemental staff support for at least 12 months following the completion of the migration. Work is expected to begin no later than July 5.

The IT Division plans to assign at least one technical subject matter expert to each workload. The workloads involve cloud architecture, application rationalization, application migration, cloud operations, cloud governance and compliance, and cloud database services.

Microsoft 365 is a cloud platform designed to facilitate business processes, and Azure is a public cloud computing tool built for services such as analytics, virtual computing and networking.

DOD has said in its cloud strategy that it needs to rely on industry partners in implementing cloud solutions because of the department’s lack of experience with the technology.

DOD recently announced plans to leverage cloud technology for the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center‘s proposed joint common fabric of development environments, a platform envisioned to interconnect the AI projects of other defense agencies.