The Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning to spend around $100 million over five years as it seeks “cloud infrastructure hosting in AWS and Microsoft Azure environments.”
According to a notice published on Homeland Security Department website’s Acquisition Planning Forecast System, the agency is looking for a solution provider to manage its existing systems stored in AWS and Microsoft cloud computing infrastructure.
ICE is seeking a “Solution Provider to provide access to FedRAMP authorized AWS and Microsoft Azure Cloud Service Provider (CSP) marketplace products and cloud based CSP resource offerings including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) within the ICE Cloud,” the procurement notice said.
Further, the requirement includes access to the AWS US East/West and AWS US GovCloud to continue to host existing ICE systems that are currently deployed in AWS and Microsoft Azure.
The deal, slated for January 2021, is likely to run through April 2026.
As reported by Bloomberg, the deal could renew tensions within the companies, where employees have raised objections to working with agencies that have presided over separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
ICE plans to award the contract in Q3 FY2021.