CSRA recently secured an $8.5 million award to expand its cloud portfolio in order to offer G Suite and Google Cloud services to the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU). This potential five-year agreement enables the IT provider to expand its cloud service offerings to the three biggest public cloud providers, Google Cloud, AWS, and Microsoft Azure.
CSRA is an American information technology service provider that has been working with the United States government and its agencies for over 50 years. Its services include cyber security, data analytics, digital transformation, and the cloud.
The USU is a government-run educational program that specializes in the education and training of health professionals in support of military and public health agencies. It was originally chartered by Congress in September of 1972 and includes four colleges and 15 research centers.
Expanding USU’s Cloud Services
This new agreement gives CSRA the ability to expand its portfolio and bring Google’s G-Suite and Google Cloud platform to the USU for one year with an additional four yearly options for up to five years.
Larry Prior, the CEO and President of CSRA, said that the new deal will enable CSRA to help clients store and process large datasets through the Google Cloud Platform.
Additionally, CSRA will work with the university to expand the use of cloud services through applications in Google Cloud to facilitate university research, education, and business operations.
“CSRA is proud to expand our offerings and provide G Suite and Google Cloud Platform services for our government customers,” said Executive Vice President Paul Nedzbala, head of CSRA’s Health and Civil Group. “With this new BPA, CSRA will support the USU with access to Google Cloud’s HIPAA-compliant G Suite and new machine-learning capabilities, bolstering their healthcare research and practices.”
This move is the latest in a larger government initiative to foster adoption of the public cloud. The White House recently released a blueprint for accelerating cloud adoption as a mandate for Federal agencies under its purview.