DHS Sees Value in Cloud Shift as It Consolidates Data Centers

PHIL GOLDSTEIN | November 26, 2018

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Department of Homeland Security officials have, in the past, cited the operational efficiencies and cost savings of moving to the cloud. The cloud shift also represents an opportunity for DHS to rationalize its data storage strategy. The Office of Management and Budget’s new “Cloud Smart” strategy, as well as ongoing efforts to close and consolidate data centers, is pushing DHS to reexamine how and where it stores data across the sprawling agency. “There’s a lot of thought being put across what is the operating model for storage for the Department of Homeland Security,” Steve Rice, the DHS’ deputy CIO, said earlier this month at MeriTalk’s Data Center Brainstorm event in Washington, D.C., Federal News Radio reports. By June 2020, Federal News Radio reports, DHS’ Data Center 1 (DC 1) and Data Center 2 (DC 2) contracts will both expire. DHS Chief Procurement Officer Soraya Correa said in August that DHS is starting to work on the strategy to recompete those contract vehicles.

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