DHS prepping $2B cloud draft solicitation

The Homeland Security Department sounds like it is getting closer to having a draft solicitation ready for a cloud operations contract that could be worth up to $2 billion for the winner.

In a Beta.Sam.Gov posting Tuesday, DHS said it is eyeing the week of Oct. 12 to unveil the draft request for proposals for its Data Center and Cloud Optimization contract also known as DCCO.

DCCO appears to be an evolution from a pair of current contracts to manage DHS’ two main data centers. The new contract will go to a systems integrator in a similar manner to that of Data Center 1 and Data Center 2.

The winning integrator would then manage the cloud infrastructure providers. DCCO will begin by migrating all the assets in Data Center 1 to the new setup, followed by Data Center 2.

WT also understands there are plans for a second multiple-award vehicle to acquire cloud and data center applications and services.

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