Unisys Selected to Assist Department of Veterans Affairs Move to the Cloud for More Efficient and Secure Service to Veterans
Under task order valued at up to $24.7 million, company will provide cloud advisory services to enable fast and secure transition to multi-vendor cloud environment
RESTON, Va., March 28, 2019 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – a new client for Unisys – to provide cloud advisory services to help accelerate its transition to the cloud, supporting the VA's goals of delivering secure digital experiences to benefit the U.S. veteran community.
The Cloud Advisory Services work is being performed under a task order, valued at up to $24.7 million, awarded in the third quarter of 2018 under the company's General Services Administration IT Schedule 70 contract. Unisys will leverage its deep experience in moving organizations to the cloud to help the VA with organizational change management, architecture, governance and migration planning. The adoption of cloud computing is a key VA goal as it seeks to continually improve its delivery of integrated health IT services to better serve the complex and diverse health and benefits needs of America's veterans and their families.
The task order runs up to five years, including a one-year base period followed by four consecutive one-year option periods.
Unisys will apply its CloudForte™ solution, tailored to VA requirements, in creating a strategy to accelerate the secure move of data and applications to the cloud. Launched in June 2018, CloudForte helps government users quickly and securely obtain the innovation, scale and cost efficiencies of the cloud while complying with all U.S. federal regulations.
The transition to the cloud represents a key aspect of VA's strategy to cost-effectively provide efficient and secure services to veterans. Under the task order, Unisys will analyze the agency's current environment and recommend strategies and approaches for moving its large and complex array of mission-critical applications and services to the cloud – while ensuring compliance with federal and VA security standards.
"Recognizing the essential need to provide the best healthcare to those who have served our country, Unisys is proud to be part of this project to enhance the VA's cloud computing capabilities for effective and efficient delivery of healthcare services," said Peter O'Donoghue, vice president, application and business consulting services, Unisys Federal. "And with the lessons learned from our experience helping federal agencies move to the cloud, we can enable a strategy for VA to break free from legacy infrastructure and adopt the cloud as a new platform for providing innovative health IT services for our nation's veterans."
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