This article originally appeared at The WHIR
CSC, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure have won a major cloud computing contract with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a deal valued at $108,992,884 that could reach up to $1 billion over 10 years.
According to an announcement by CSC on Monday, the federal cloud contract includes cloud services, data center consolidation and cloud migration services.
“CSC and our alliance partners are demonstrating the unique value that we as a team can bring to deliver an innovative, next-gen IT cloud solution that drives the FAA’s mission forward,” CSC president and CEO Mike Lawrie said in a statement. “By coming together as we have, we are in a unique position to help meet the agency’s operational and budgetary challenges over the life of the program.”
Government cloud spending is expected to reach more than $5 billion in 2017, and hybrid cloud models have helped agencies move to the cloud while still maintaining control and security compliance.
“Government adoption of cloud computing for mission applications is accelerating rapidly, and we are pleased to help FAA’s transition to the cloud,” said Teresa Carlson, vice president of Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “With AWS’s security and compliance standards – like FedRAMP, ITAR and SRG – CSC will be able to rapidly enable FAA to realize the benefits of agility, cost savings, and flexibility.”