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VA puts mobile cloud infrastructure up for bid

The Department of Veterans Affairs Department wants to use mobile computing to improve how it serves veterans.

According to a new sources sought notice, the VA is starting the process of recompeting its mobile infrastructure  contract currently held by Terremark  and Booz Allen Hamilton.

In the draft performance work statement, the VA describes the new contract as a three-year pact.

The contractor will perform project management, mobile cloud migration, cloud development, migrate applications, identity and access management, and maintain an Authority-to-Operate across all accounts, enclaves and namespaces.

The contractor also is responsible for operations and maintenance, technical support, security and asset management. There also are software licenses to manage.

There also are security requirements to be met as described throughout the RFI.

A Booz Allen announcement in 2015 pegs the contract at around $87 million in value. The contract was described as a task order but the primary vehicle it went through was not named. Booz Allen holds a position on VA’s T4NG multiple-award contract.

The VA is particularly interested in whether any service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses are capable of providing these services.

The RFI was released Aug. 8 and comments are due Aug. 15.

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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

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