The Department of Navy (DoN), United States, awards Amazon Web Services (AWS) a five–year enterprise software license contract of $700 million. According to the contract, AWS can produce a wide range of cloud services for the US Navy.
As per the contract, AWS will provide the US Navy access to its professional services, commercial cloud environment, and AWS training and certification courses. The US Navy specified that the agreement does not commit funds at the time of the award. However, the funds will be committed once the task orders are issued from various sources, including working capital, maintenance funds, and operations.
The agreement features the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific in San Diego, California, as the contracting entity for the deal, which states that the work will be carried out for a maximum of five years between December 2022 to December 2028.
AWS has own lots of success in landing costly cloud contracts from the US government. Recently, the US Department of Defence announced its Pentagon cloud computing contract with four leading companies: Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, and Google. According to the agreement, the Pentagon will give each company about $9 billion for developing a joint new cloud architecture named Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability.