CSC was awarded a $91 million contract to implement a cloud software-as-a-service solution by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Enterprise Messaging System.
CSC will transfer 80,000 users spread across multiple email systems to Microsoft Office 365 in Microsoft’s secure cloud environment. FAA will meet its objective to cost-effectively access data any time and any place from any device due to comprehensive email, collaboration, messaging, legal eDiscovery and other office applications.
“Utilizing Microsoft Office 365, CSC’s ‘as-a-service’ expertise will allow the FAA to benefit from the transparency, collaboration and on-demand capabilities that cloud computing offers,” said CSC’s North American Public Sector Federal Consulting Practice President Leif Ulstrup. “We have worked closely with the FAA for 40 years, and we commend its efforts to move toward a secure, cost-effective and flexible enterprise-wide cloud solution.”
The contract was signed during the first quarter of CSC fiscal year 2013 in response to the “Cloud First” policy put forth by the Office of Management and Budget to integrate flexible and scalable services wherever possible. It has a one-year base period and six option years.
“Microsoft is pleased to be part of the CSC team as we move the FAA securely to the cloud, improving the agency’s email, team collaboration and productivity with Office 365,” said U.S. Public Sector for Microsoft Vice President Curt Kolcun. “The Administration’s Cloud First policy is helping critical agencies like the FAA not only save real dollars, but better apply resources towards meeting their strategic mission.”
FAA’s move to a consolidated cloud service will enhance efficiency and communications across DOT and FAA operations.