CSRA touts new cloud partnership with Google

By Justin Doubleday / March 22, 2018 at 10:54 AM

CSRA today announced it has joined the Google Cloud Partner Program, as the Defense Department prepares an enterprise-wide move into the cloud.

CSRA, which provides cloud services for DOD under the milCloud 2.0 contract, said the new partnership will allow government customers to access tools like Google Cloud Platform and G-Suite, according to a March 22 statement.

"We are excited to solidify our alliance with Google and expand next-generation solutions for our government customers," CSRA chief executive Larry Prior said in the statement. "Google Cloud Platform and G Suite applications represent a unique opportunity for CSRA. At the same time, our longstanding relationship with the federal government provides new ways for Google to enter this marketplace. By 'Thinking Next. Now,' this partnership with Google accelerates our commitment to providing the world's best solutions for our customers and their mission."

CSRA won the milCloud 2.0 award last June to provide the U.S. military with on-premise, commercial cloud infrastructure services. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity deal has a $498 million ceiling.

Earlier this month, the Defense Information Systems Agency granted CSRA approval to begin operating milCloud 2.0.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon is preparing to release a request for proposals for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program this May. DOD plans to make a single, potentially 10-year, multibillion-dollar award for commercial cloud services. The acquisition has raised questions about the future of other DOD cloud programs, like milCloud.