State Department decides time is right for moving to the cloud

FedScoop: The State Department is preparing to migrate its IT to an enterprise cloud service, according to procurement documents.

The department’s Bureau of Information Resource Management issued a request for information late last week indicating its intent to procure platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud offerings from an authorized reseller.

“IRM is initiating a project to migrate applications and services to FedRAMP approved cloud providers to transform its IT portfolio with the ability to purchase a broader range of IT services using a utility-based model that provides economies of scale and greater efficiencies that foster cost avoidance,” the RFI reads.

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