GDIT Migrates Defense Health Agency to AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region
March 18, 2019
GDIT becomes the first company to migrate a Defense Health Agency Impact Level 4 enterprise workload to AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) announced today it has successfully migrated the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Armed Forces Billing and Collection Utilization Solution (ABACUS) to Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US-West) Region. GDIT becomes the first systems integrator to migrate a DHA Department of Defense (DoD) Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Impact Level 4 workload to AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region.
“GDIT has reached a significant milestone by successfully navigating DHA’s workload to AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region,” said Vice President Kamal Narang, head of GDIT’s Health Sector. “Our strong relationship with AWS and intimate knowledge of our customer’s needs made this challenge a reality and will usher in a new era of cloud agility for DHA.”
“AWS is very pleased to be working with GDIT to help support our service members,” said David Levy, Vice President, U.S. Government, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “The flexibility of AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region gives systems, such as DHA’s ABACUS, the ability to provide high-quality health services for our military members and their families while meeting compliance mandates and safeguarding sensitive data.”
DHA awarded the $56 million five-year task order to GDIT under its GSA IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle. It includes a one-year base period with four one-year options. Through this task order, GDIT will operate and sustain ABACUS as a cloud-based managed service offering. GDIT will maintain DoD and DHA cybersecurity posture and Authority to Operate (ATO) while supporting federal financial audit and compliance requirements.
GDIT partnered with DHA’s Solution Delivery Division (SDD) to design, develop, certify, accredit and deploy ABACUS to the FedRAMP-accredited AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. This deployment sets a precedent as DHA's first Impact Level 4, FISMA moderate enterprise workload to migrate to the cloud under a Risk Management Framework (RMF) accreditation. The deployment will help DHA further their roadmap and processes for cloud adoption. It is the first DHA cloud deployment to leverage the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) secure cloud computing architecture, establishing a first for DHA, DISA and GDIT.
The Defense Health Agency is a joint, integrated-combat support agency. It enables the medical services of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force to provide support to combatant commands in both peacetime and wartime.
AWS is a Strategic Alliance Partner with GDIT, and GDIT is a Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) with managed service provider and government competencies. This relationship enables GDIT to deliver a wide range of solutions on AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, bridging the gap for federal customers to migrate applications across traditional, private cloud and AWS environments.