Originally published on FCW.com
The Department of Energy agency that oversees management of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile is also making sure its cloud services are up to date.
The National Nuclear Security Administration plans to procure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) operations and maintenance capabilities under an existing task order with current cloud provider ActioNet.
NNSA is in the midst of an “aggressive” IT transformation strategy that looks to lower costs, improve security and enable collaboration solutions, according to contracting documents posted Oct. 1 on the FedBizOpps contracting website.
The agency is expanding an original $6.2 million, five-year task order with ActioNet, dating to February 2013, under the General Service Administration’s Alliant Small Business Government-Wide Acquisition Contract.
The efforts, it said, will create a network architecture allowing streamlined deployment of future enterprise capabilities, such as automated security plans, one-click procurement, simple lifecycle management and other capabilities. Currently, ActioNet provides data center facilities, base network, computing and storage capabilities, and bandwidth needs on an Infrastructure as a Service model.
The announcement said NNSA wants to raise the ceiling value of the IaaS task order for YOURcloud to accommodate such additional services as monitoring infrastructure health; monitoring network statistics and disk space; changing administrative passwords regularly; reviewing alert e-mails that contain information warning of problems; and other maintenance functions.