Labor releases RFI for cloud email

The Labor Department has put out a request for information for a software-as-a-service cloud email solution.

“The purpose of this request for information (RFI) is to assist DOL in understanding the SaaS cloud computing solutions available in the market place with respect to email services, archiving and eDiscovery services, and collaboration services including the maturity and experience of vendors/system integrators in migrating and integrating multiple services to the cloud,” the agency said in the RFI available on FedBizOpps.gov.

Currently, each of Labor’s nine major agencies is responsible for its own email system. In all, Labor services over 21,000 mailboxes.

Labor is just one of the growing number of agencies looking to the cloud for its email services. A recent report from the CIO Council, shows 13 agencies (including Labor) currently using the cloud or planning to use the cloud for email.

Interested parties can submit their responses via email until 3:00 p.m. (EST) on June 13.

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