CIA to issue RFI for cloud-computing services
Washington, D.C.- The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is preparing to significantly increase its reliance on cloud-computing services, with plans to solicit tens of billions of dollars of work divided among multiple tech companies. The CIA is conducting a two-phase procurement, called IC Commercial Cloud Enterprise (C2E), that will be released as a request for information to go out in April or May.
The CIA wants to acquire “foundational cloud services” from multiple vendors and then to obtain specialized software-as-a-service apps and cloud management capabilities. The agency intends to award one or more contracts that would last at least five years, with the option to extend the time frame of those agreements. The government plans to release draft contract requirements by January and a final request for proposals in May 2020. The agency aims to make an award in 2021.