According to a report from Nextgov, the State Department is searching for a small business that could help them with its Cloud Program Management Office, which will serve as the department’s central organizing office for all its cloud activities. “The office implements and sustains an enterprise cloud ecosystem to provide the full range of business solutions to end users and shared service providers leveraging multiple ‘best in breed’ commercial cloud vendors. The office manages the development, delivery and operations of new and existing enterprise cloud services,” the department stated in its sources sought notice posting on beta.SAM.gov. The notice lists five tasks that could be part of the final solicitation: management of infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service platforms; development of cloud-ready application; support for IT collaboration; assistance for IT budget reporting and administration; and provide special studies and expert services. The notice is also seeking feedback on whether 8(a)-certified contractors can perform these tasks.
Jill Aitoro is senior vice president of content strategy for CyberRisk Alliance. She has more than 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News.
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