DHS sites headed to the public cloud

Some news coming out of the Management of Change Conference this week.

The Department of Homeland Security plans to issue the first task order under GSA’s infrastructure-as-a-service blanket purchase agreement.

Under the contract, DHS will move its public websites to a public cloud, according to Federal News Radio reporter Jason Miller, who attended the conference. It will start with the websites for FEMA and the Citizen and Immigration Service (CIS).

According to the draft RFQ, “The primary purpose of this acquisition is to establish the consolidated and integrated web service delivery capability for development/test, staging/pre-production and production platform that will streamline the migration, implementation and support of current and future DHS public-facing websites to the public cloud…In addition, this includes all work associated with Web hosting, virtual machines, storage and migration as well as application services to support DHS public websites.”

The agency expects bids to be due by May 26.

Read Jason’s story for more on what Richard Spires, CIO at DHS, had to say about his agency’s future use of the public cloud.

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