One of the stories the GovCon technology website unveiled was a contract award by the Veterans Affairs office for $36 million to migrate 600,000 users to Microsoft cloud email solutions.
The contract is for five years and will implement Microsoft Office 365 for government under the VA’s transformation twenty-one total technology (VA T4) program.
“VA is moving to cloud-based email and collaboration as part of a broader effort to leverage emerging technologies to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and, most importantly, improve service delivery to our nation’s veterans,” said Charles De Sanno, VA’s executive director of enterprise systems engineering
To start, 15,000 personnel will be transitioned into the cloud system and the rest of the transitions will be made in increments until all the contract options are fulfilled.
The move is in compliance with the “cloud first” mandate of the Obama administration.
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