The Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO) wants to better use and expand the cloud services it has to enhance the effectiveness of its military personnel and its supporting platforms and systems.

The ECMO said it is looking for a cloud management service provider to take over, expand and continuously improve upon cARMY Cloud Common Shared Services.

The aim is to reduce complexity, increase security, eliminate duplication of effort, and increase Army-wide adoption of cloud computing technologies.

The Army presently offers authorized and operational common shared AWS services on Impact Levels 2-6. It has contracts in place to soon have Microsoft Azure for all of the same security levels.

The Army wants that cloud access and infrastructure be brokered by automated, on-demand, self-service, templated designs and services to the maximum extent possible, as is done in the commercial world.

“The contractor shall provide a managed services approach to operate, configure, design, develop, authorize and enhance the cARMY Common Shared Services in AWS and Microsoft Azure, and potentially future CSPs,” the official document adds.

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