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Treasury Dept Releases Strategy for Streamlining Cloud Acquisition

Jeff Brody

The Treasury Department has created an “acquisition roadmap” in an effort to standardize and streamline enterprise-wide procurement and deployment of cloud services. A FedBizOpps notice posted Sunday states that the roadmap builds on the department's cloud strategy and seeks to mitigate duplicative contract actions that result from the procurement of proprietary cloud services from varying providers.

“This scattered approach, while offering varying degrees of agility for individual customers, ignores opportunities for cost reduction through service deduplication and consolidated procurement actions,” according to the notice.

The department intends to implement a multitiered approach for long-term and short-term procurement in line with the acquisition strategy. Plans are currently in place to expand the department’s Workplace Community Cloud, which includes Amazon Web Services capabilities, to include various cloud services including Microsoft's Azure.

“Enabling transparency across business operations is key to a successful cloud program,” the department said. “Treasury will provide centralized visibility into business operations, enabling a view into how Treasury is consuming cloud products and services.”

Interested parties may submit feedback through Feb. 3, 2020.

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