General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) under the milCloud 2.0 contract, GDIT reported on Monday. AWS availability will provide the Department of Defense (DoD) access to an expanded portfolio of secure cloud services.
"Through this collaboration between AWS and GDIT, DoD customers can access leading cloud services from AWS in areas such as compute, storage, database, networking, analytics, machine learning, migration, security, and more," said Dave Levy, vice president of U.S. Government, Nonprofit and Healthcare at AWS and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.
milCloud 2.0 will enable the DoD and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to accelerate cloud adoption, simplify acquisition, save costs and improve mission effectiveness.
With AWS, GDIT will be able to deliver advanced technology and innovate faster with artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber sensing and other emerging capabilities to defense customers under the contract.
Users will be able to leverage the milCloud 2.0 contract for migrations, application modernization and new application development. The GDIT-AWS partnership will enable mission partners to utilize cloud services from AWS across analytics, edge computing, end user computing and security.
"We're pleased to announce milCloud 2.0 capabilities are now expanded to also provide mission partners leading cloud services from AWS," said Leigh Palmer, senior vice president of GDIT's defense division. "This aligns precisely with the DoD Hybrid Cloud Strategy and actually simplifies acquisition and choice for the DoD and DISA mission partners."