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Federal News Radio: DISA Extends MilCloud 2.0 Contract Ceiling to $498M

cloudThe Defense Information Systems Agency has extended the contract ceiling for its milCloud 2.0 private cloud platform from $92 million to $498 million, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

John Hale, DISA’s cloud portfolio chief, said at a cloud summit in Washington that DISA opted to extend the milCloud 2.0 contract ceiling and performance period due to vendor comments and Defense Department directives on areas such as data center consolidation, Meredith Somers writes.

“With data center consolidation, we expect more workload to leverage the milCloud environment than we had originally anticipated,” said Hale, according to the report.

“The overall period was extended and the overall contract ceiling was extended to handle the additional workload.”

The request for proposals now indicates a three-year base period with follow-on awards and the solicitation will close on Aug. 22, the report said.

The original period of performance covers one base year and multiple one-year awards.

Somers reports that DISA plans to reach initial operating capability on milCloud 2.0 by April 2017.

The report said the on-premise commercial cloud platform is part of DoD’s overall cloud computing efforts, which also include traditional computing and off-premise commercial cloud service.

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