The Department of Defense intends to award a cloud computing contract that could disrupt the entire federal market, aiming to award a possible 10-year contract to a single vendor by the fourth quarter of 2018. “We are, no kidding, right now writing the contract to get everything moved to one cloud to begin with and then go from there,” said Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. “A fundamental shift we’re making is to move the entire DoD to the cloud so our data can be shared and leveraged and we can do big data analytics.”

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