The General Services Administration is moving its public websites to the cloud, including Data.gov, USA.gov and several other high-profile sites.
GSA hired CGI Federal under a five-year, $20.7 million deal through the infrastructure-as-a-service blanket purchase agreement to manage the sites in the company’s public cloud.
This is the second major contract awarded under the IaaS contract. The Homeland Security Department also hired CGI Federal under a three-year, $1.8 million contract to provide public-cloud Web content-management services, which includes hosting on DHS.gov, FEMA.gov, USCIS.gov and others last summer.
Under CGI’s latest deal with GSA, it will provide a fully-managed public-cloud infrastructure and the end-to-end services required to transition, operate, maintain, enhance and secure the environment.
“Moving the GSA’s public websites to the cloud is one of the key elements in the agency’s plan to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and enhance operations,” said Eric Wolking, CGI’s senior vice president, in a statement.
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