CBP is looking for cloud migration with new RFI

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking details on how to migrate all of its applications to the cloud ahead of a September 2019 deadline.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is looking to migrate all of its applications to the cloud.

A new request for information details CBP’s plan to move its current on-premises resources from its Office of Information and Technology National Data Center in Springfield, Virginia, to a cloud computing system by September 2019.

“Specifically, CBP is looking to determine contractor interest in providing the services (as a whole or partially) described in the Statement of Objectives, the contractor’s ability to perform this work, anticipated alliances and teaming arrangements and rough order of magnitude costs for each area of interest,” the RFI said.

The move is in accordance with the 2016 Data Center Optimization Initiative, an Obama-era plan that requires agencies to develop their own data center strategies to be compliant with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, including possible migrations to the cloud or other more efficient infrastructures.


The solicitation outlines CBP’s objectives to find a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, approved cloud service provider for a potential one-year base contract with an additional four yearlong options.

The lease for CBP’s Springfield data center is set to expire in September 2019, by which time the agency expects to obtain services like identity and access management, database and web hosting services in addition to a vendor-supplied cloud operations center and other capabilities.

Interested vendors have until April 16 to respond to the RFI.

Carten Cordell

Written by Carten Cordell

Carten Cordell is a Senior Technology Reporter for FedScoop. He is a former workforce and acquisition reporter at Federal Times, having previously served as online editor for Northern Virginia Magazine and Investigative Reporter for, Virginia Bureau. Carten was a 2014 National Press Foundation Paul Miller Fellow and has a Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is also a graduate of Auburn University and promises to temper his passions for college football while in the office.

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