The Defense Information Research Agency wants to award 10 positions on a potential $450 million cloud computing products and services contract even as only five companies have gone through the new governmentwide cloud certification process, Federal Times reports.
Nicole Blake Johnson writes companies that hold the FedRAMP authority to operate are Amazon Web Services, Autonomic Resources, CGI, Hewlett-Packard and Lockheed Martin.
DISA could start accepting proposals next month and award between seven and 10 contracts by March, according to the report.
The Pentagon requires vendors control processes that manage government data in commercial facilities and control who accesses DoD information, Johnson reports.
Johnson writes DISA will not require FedRAMP status for a contract award but awardees will have to meet FedRAMP standards in order to compete for task orders.