The U.S. Army’s Enterprise Cloud Environment, or cARMY, managed by the CIO Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO) is seeking an Enterprise Cloud Common Shared Services to reduce complexity, increase security, eliminate duplication of effort, and increase Army-wide adoption of cloud computing technologies.

“The Army desires that cloud access and infrastructure be brokered by automated, on-demand, self-service, templated designs and services to the maximum extent possible, as is done in the commercial world,” according to a request for information (RFI). “As efficiencies are gained and environments are optimized, cARMY will be the enduring cloud footprint for all Army general-purpose needs.”

To best gain an advantage during the Information Age, the Army is looking to operationalize its data and invest in resilient information ecosystems by mastering the application of cloud computing. The RFI noted that the Army’s ability to master the application of cloud computing is critical to its pursuit to operationalizing data by using artificial intelligence and machine learning; using personnel, equipment, and logistics efficiently to accomplish the mission; and in cyberspace warfare by protecting the force and mission resources.

“The Army’s vision for leveraging the cloud is to maintain information superiority and to deliver digital overmatch,” the RFI states. “Therefore, the Army must leverage commercial cloud efficiently and effectively in a manner that enhances the mission effectiveness of its military personnel and its supporting platforms and systems. To do this, the Army requires a standardized, secure, trusted, agile and resilient set of shared services for general-purpose Mission Owner cloud use.”

The Army is not seeking proposals at this time, but rather issuing the RFI for information and planning purposes. Responses to this RFI are due no later than Nov. 20, 2020.

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Jordan Smith is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.