Army Budget Office Competes $106 Million Cloud Contract

The U.S. Army is re-competing a five-year, $105.8 million, contract to manage its cloud computing environment, according to a sources sought notice on Oct. 28.

The contract, Army Resource Cloud (ARC), will support of the Program Budget Data Management Division (PBDMD) of the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), Army G-8. The office is responsible for supporting the process which develops the Army’s portion of the president’s annual budget request to congress. The work will include business capability definition; architectural design and evaluation; prototyping; engineering development; configuration, integration and migration activities, maintenance and sustainment of all business applications, and cloud infrastructure items, according to the performance work statement.

U.S. Army
LTG James F. Pasquarette, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8

The contract covers services for:

  • Cloud infrastructure activities
  • Security activities
  • Maintenance and sustainment activities
  • New development of systems/applications
  • Business process reengineering and business enterprise architecture
  • Enterprise reporting
  • Data services
  • Data science services

Prime and sub-contractors are expected to have a minimum of level 4 certification of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification to protect government Controlled Unclassified Information. All contractor personnel must be U.S. citizens and some will require secret security clearances. Some of the work will be performed at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The contractor and any subcontractors will require a secret facility clearance from the Defense Security Service.

The incumbent contract, held by Northrop Grumman Corp., accounts for $84.5 million in spending obligations of a $105.8 million total value since performance began in July 2016. It is set to expire in July of 2021. Given the broad scope of this work and the Defense Department’s ongoing efforts to migrate more information technology to the cloud, it is possible that the value of this contract will exceed the ceiling on the current incumbent.

Responses to the notice are due Nov. 12

To contact the analyst on this story: Robert Levinson in Washington, D.C. at rlevinson@bgov.com

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