The Defense Department’s more aggressive move to the cloud will not be without some ups and downs.
Feb. 7th was the perfect example of those trials and tribulations. Within a matter of hours, DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit — Experimental (DIUx), expanded a third pilot into a full-fledged effort to make it easier for services and agencies to obtain cloud computing services.
DIUx awarded a contract that could be worth up to $950 million to REAN Cloud. The five-year deal will let DoD buy cloud services from REAN through a new streamlined process. Under the contract, REAN will provide access to Amazon Web Services using an automatic pricing and procurement model.
While at the same time, the Pentagon learned its $6.7 million contract for support services for its Cloud Executive Steering Group came under protest at the Government Accountability Office. DoD launched the steering group in September and then reshuffled its members in January.
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