Max Everett, chief information officer at the Department of Energy, has said the department will be moving email systems to the cloud with a $15M loan from the Technology Modernization Fund Board, Federal News Network reported Friday.
In late 2018, DOE received an initial $4M from TMF to start the cloud migration and has moved nearly 6,000 email accounts to the platform. The department operates 64 email systems that support over 184,000 mailboxes. DOE said it requested the load last year supporting the plan to place 19 of its 45 on-premise email systems to the cloud.
The TMF loan is expected to support future migration of the department’s remaining 26 on-premise email systems. DOE said the extra funding would help “accelerate the implementation of the DOE enterprise cloud email” and lead to “large scale operational benefits and costs savings.” TMF also provided loans to the departments of Labor and Agriculture and the General Services Administration.