Contract Number: W52P1J-18-G-0008
Contract Period: February 28, 2018 through February 26, 2020
Contract Amount: $247.7 million
Contacting Agency: U.S. Army. Contracting is decentralized to contracting office of ordering organization. All ordering on ACCENT must be through the Army CHESS IT E-MART
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ACCENT is valued at $247.7 million over the next 2 years. The BOAs allow Army capability owners to obtain commercial cloud hosting services in any combination of service models, deployment models, and Impact Levels as defined in the DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (CC SRG). Cloud transition and modernization support services required to move a system/application to a cloud environment can also be obtained through ACCENT. Cloud solutions also include mobile capabilities to meet any urgent needs in contingency situations.

ACCENT provides services and solutions necessary for the Army to satisfy the requirement to migrate Army enterprise systems/applications to commercial cloud service providers and/or AEHFs. Commercial cloud services will be acquired based on approved Cloud Service Provider (CSO) Cloud Service Offerings (CSOs) (i.e., those with a DoD Provisional Authorization). ACCENT will also enable capability owners to modernize and transition applications to CSP/CSOs and/or AEHFs, and facilitate the acquisition of modular or mobile hosting facilities.

Cloud Hosting
Cloud computing solutions include the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud service models, and the Private, Community, Public, and Hybrid deployment models (as applicable). Cloud hosting solutions may require either on-premise or off-premise hosting, and support hosting of systems/applications at Information Impact Levels 2, 4, 5, or 6.

Transition Support
Cloud transition support activities may include application analysis, security requirements analysis, documentation, modernization (code refactoring and augmentation), virtualization, technical engineering, migration scheduling, business process reengineering, data preparation, migration planning, interface transition planning, training on CSO environment, service transition planning, cutover planning, back out planning, and go-live support.

Application modernization may be required as part of transition support services. Modernization is the refactoring or consolidation of legacy software programming to align it more closely with current business needs. In this case, modernizing systems/applications to migrate to commercial cloud hosting environments. The following are core activities performed in application modernization activities:

  • Develop application documentation to support modernization or improve maintenance and testing efficiency.
  • Identify approaches to modernize and upgrade applications to enhance business value.
  • Consolidate and rationalize data and applications to eliminate redundancy, improve efficiency and make improvements to data quality.
  • Enhance security to latest standards of best practice and compliance.
  • Re-architect applications to leverage modern architecture standards and interface capabilities.
  • Assess, plan and implement server workload consolidations to reduce cost and complexity while migrating to a modernized and scalable platform.