Peraton wins $1B Interior cloud brokerage contract / TU IS

The scope of work involves acquiring and managing storage, application and other services across multiple hosting providers.

Peraton has won a potential 11-year, $1 billion contract for broad cloud computing services at the Interior Department as that agency looks to have a general-purpose environment.

Interior received seven bids in total for this third version of its Cloud Hosting Solutions vehicle that supports broader virtual data center requirements, according to Federal Procurement Data System records and an award notice posted Wednesday.

CHS III represents a continuation of Interior's efforts to consolidate data centers and shift greater amounts of technology services and assets into cloud computing environments.

The solicitation unveiled in the fall of 2022 describes the new contract's function as hiring a lead enterprise cloud services broker to connect Interior with storage, application and other services across multiple hosting providers.

CHS currently provides cloud hosting services across the department through a virtual data center hosted by Amazon Web Services under a contract to the U.S. Geological Survey, an agency within Interior.

For the new contract, Interior appears to be transitioning to a setup that relies on multiple cloud providers and a single integrator in order to emphasize standardization and efficiency.

Infrastructure-as-a-service, database-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service are among several of the cloud options that Interior is interested in through this contract.