The Department of Labor is considering moving its email services to the cloud, releasing a Request for Information to gather industry perspective on what it would take to migrate the agency’s 21,000+ users to a cloud-based solution.
From the RFI:
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is conducting market research to determine feasibility for a potential procurement requirement. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding the availability and capability of all qualified sources to provide DOL with Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloud Computing E-mail Solution that is compliant with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cloud Computing Architecture and meets Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Moderate level Authority to Operate (ATO) requirements.
The email is one of three services the DOL has advised OMB it plans to move to the cloud, along with web hosting and email archiving.
Interested parties may identify their intent and capabilities to meet this requirement by 3:00 pm, June 6, 2011, via email to Wonderful Williams at Williams.firstname.lastname@example.org. Any response to the RFI may be used to draft a fully developed RFP. Small business are encouraged to apply.