IT services provider Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC: Quote) on Thursday said it has received a $91 million worth contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration or FAA to implement a cloud software-as-a-service solution for its Enterprise Messaging System.
Computer Sciences said the contract was signed during its first quarter and it has a one-year base period and six option years. CSC said work under this contract will add the FAA to the growing list of federal agencies moving their email and collaboration applications to the cloud.
Under the terms of the contract, the company will provide Microsoft Office 365 in Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT: Quote) secure cloud environment. CSC will migrate 80,000 users spread across multiple email systems to Microsoft Office 365.
Leif Ulstrup, president of CSC's North American Public Sector Federal Consulting Practice, said, "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."
Curt Kolcun, vice president of U.S. Public Sector for Microsoft, said, "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. 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."
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