The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded CSRA Inc. [CSRA] a $73 million four–year period contract to manage a portfolio of cloud computing services across the department’s enterprise, the company said Tuesday.
This Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS) for Information Technology Infrastructure Modernization contract is expected to improve the agency’s delivery of enhancements to veteran health benefits and service delivery programs while driving down information technology (IT) sustainment costs.
Under the contract CSRA will identify, integrate, and manage secure cloud computing services on an ongoing basis for VA by serving as the Enterprise Cloud Services Broker. The company will manage a portfolio of cloud computing services across multiple vendors and internal VA offerings, CSRA said.
The company is also expected to ensure the integration of all aspects related to cloud service delivery quality and compliance; provide network supportability and design; and provide an application hosting configuration to ensure alignment with modernized service delivery.
“We’re leveraging our first-hand experience of transitioning our own data to the cloud, and decades of systems integration and expertise to effectively migrate VA to a cloud computing environment,” Paul Nedzbala, CSRA executive vice president for the company’s health and civil group, said in a statement.
“Moving to the cloud makes financial sense, aligns with government goals, and provides a sound, technical platform for the future,” he added.