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Greg Myers on Lockheed and Microsoft’s EPA Cloud Transition Contract

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Lockheed Martin and Microsoft have been awarded a $9.8 million contract to migrate the Environmental Protection Agency to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud-based collaboration and communication service.

“The EPA will continue to lead the pack on environmental stewardship, and moving an IT environment to the cloud is a natural part of that,” said Greg Myers, vice president of Microsoft Federal.

“There is tremendous potential in the cloud, not only for transforming the way government employees work, but also for helping agencies meet their environmental and energy efficiency goals,” he added.

According to Lockheed, the transition will work to improve EPA employees’ access to mobility and communication tools.

The companies project the transition to save the agency an estimated $12 million over the contract’s four-year period.

The contract requires approximately 25,000 users of the agency’s e-mail to be transitioned to Office 365 for government.

Lockheed says that the system is a new, multi-tenant services that stores the U.S. government’s data in a segregated community cloud that includes calendars, e-mail, collaboration and scheduling tools for  external and internal use.

Lockheed is expected to manage the migration and provide engineering and integration services.

Frank Armijo, vice president at Lockheed Martin’s energy solutions, said that the company has supported the information technology needs of the agency for over 35 years and that providing cloud-based tools for communication, cost savings and collaboration shows the company’s dedication to the agency’s mission.

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