The Defense Information Systems Agency is terminating its hybrid cloud service program milCloud 2.0, FedScoop has learned.
Lead contractor General Dynamics IT and DISA confirmed to FedScoop that the agency has decided not to renew the contract when it expires in June 2022.
The milCloud 2.0 program was developed to provide commercial cloud infrastructure services with on- and off-premise options to the Department of Defense, and recently, DISA has looked to move non-combat agencies in the DOD’s fourth estate to the cloud by way of milCloud. While GDIT led the operations under the contract, it managed a range of cloud service and tech providers including AWS, Red Hat and others.
“DISA made a determination to not exercise the milCloud 2.0 option year effective June 2022,” A DISA official told FedScoop. “Going forward, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)’s Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC) will aggressively work with our industry and mission partners to migrate customers to commercial cloud or another viable environment prior to the sunset date.”
The decision was a part of the agency’s new director’s “Strategic Program Assessment process.” Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner has said that any program that cannot demonstrate its value could be axed by the defense mission support IT agency.
Meanwhile, DOD is looking to acquire commercial-based enterprise cloud capabilities, developing a multi-cloud, multi-vendor contract under the new Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability (JWCC) program.
“GDIT successfully executed the milCloud 2.0 program and met all contractual requirements. We continuously enhanced milCloud 2.0 with new capabilities and delivered on-premise and general-purpose cloud services to meet demand and advances in technology. GDIT will continue to support customers currently leveraging milCloud 2.0 and stands ready to partner with the Department of Defense as they continue to evolve their enterprise cloud strategy,” a GDIT spokesperson told FedScoop in a statement.
DISA awarded the milCloud 2.0 contract in 2017 to then-CSRA, which was later acquired by General Dynamics, as part of a $500 million, three-year deal with five optional extension years.