CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded its team – including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and other strategic business partners – a contract to deliver cost-effective cloud services, data center consolidation and cloud migration capabilities. This single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is valued at $108,992,884 with the potential to reach $1 billion over 10 years.
Under the contract, CSC’s team will consolidate FAA data centers and migrate FAA data and systems to a hybrid cloud environment. The team will use the CSC Agility Platform cloud management tool to orchestrate efficient cloud deployment while leveraging alliance partners for data and cloud 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,” said Mike Lawrie, CSC’s president and chief executive officer. “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.”
“Our work on FAA infrastructure and end-user service programs, including support for its migration to a cloud enterprise messaging system, gives us a hands-on understanding of the agency’s requirements and procedures,” said Larry Prior, executive vice president and general manager of CSC’s North American Public Sector. “We’ll build on this experience to implement program requirements, minimize cloud implementation risks, reduce overall IT costs and drive an effective cloud solution tailored to the FAA environment.”
“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.”
“Microsoft is excited to continue working under the leadership of the FAA and CSC to deliver a secure, cost-effective and intelligent cloud with our FedRAMP JAB-approved Microsoft Azure,” said Greg Myers, vice president of Microsoft Federal. “This builds nicely on our collective success in moving the FAA to the cloud on the productivity side with Office 365. As the agency now moves to a hybrid cloud environment and consolidates its data centers, Microsoft’s Azure will work across applications, software, operating systems, and data to ensure success in support of the FAA’s mission of providing the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.”
CSC’s cloud brokerage model is built on a world-leading partner ecosystem that delivers the most competitively-priced hybrid cloud services and capabilities with the flexibility to evolve to meet changing requirements. The team’s solution combines CSC’s on-premises services with FedRAMP certified cloud services from AWS and Microsoft Azure – bringing together the best the industry has to offer. Over the term of the contract, CSC’s team intends to continuously drive value for the FAA by fostering price competition using its innovative cloud brokerage services approach, ensuring that the right cloud is delivered at the right time – and at the right price.
Computer Sciences Corporation is a global leader of next generation information technology (IT) services and solutions. The company’s mission is to enable superior returns on its clients’ technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale. CSC has approximately 70,000 employees and reported revenue of $11.7 billion for the 12 months ended July 3, 2015.