10 Companies Competing For $10 Billion Government Contract


Billions On The Cloud

The U.S. Department of the Interior is focusing on moving its infrastructure to the cloud and has chosen 10 IT companies to compete for a colossal $10 billion cloud computing project with an allocation of $1 billion per contract. The "indefinite deliver, indefinite quantity" (IDIQ) contract will allow vendors to provide a variety of services including cloud storage, secure file transfer, database hosting, Web hosting, development and testing, and virtual machine services over a 10-year period.

The 10 competing vendors selected by the department include Aquilent, AT&T, Autonomic Resources, CGI, Global Technology Resources Inc., IBM, Lockheed Martin, Smartronix, Unisys and Verizon Terremark.