Under the blanket purchase agreement, which is from December 2022 through December 2028 for a maximum of five years, the US Department of Navy can access AWS's commercial cloud environment, professional services, training and certification courses
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a $723.9m worth Department of Navy (DoN) enterprise software license (ESL) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Under the BPA, the US DoN will have access to AWS’ commercial cloud environment, professional services, training and certification courses.
Work under the firm-fixed-price single-award has to be carried out from December 2022 through December 2028 for a maximum of five years.
According to the Department of Defense, the BPA is granted under US DoN ESL in compliance with the policy and guidelines in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, Section 208.74.
The funding for the five-year contract is expected to be committed as task orders are issued through various Navy funding streams, including operation and maintenance funds, other procurement funds, and working capital funds.
Earlier this month, the Department of Defense awarded $9bn worth contracts to AWS, along with other commercial cloud service providers (CSPs), for its Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) programme.
The other contract recipients are Google, Microsoft, and Oracle.
The JWCC is a multiple-award contract vehicle that will enable the department to directly procure commercial cloud capabilities and services from the CSPs at the speed of mission.
The CSPs are expected to deliver globally accessible, enterprise-wide cloud services across all security domains and levels of classification to the department.
Previously in June 2021, the federal department deployed DevSecOps environment in AWS Secret Region to deliver new capabilities to its sailors.
The US DoN Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC) utilised AWS Cloud to expedite the development of new capabilities for supporting the country’s warfighters and addressing compliance at every stage of the cloud journey.