Leidos Awarded Accenture Federal Services Subcontract for CDC Cloud Modernization

Leidos, a leading provider of technology and engineering solutions, was recently awarded a time & materials subcontract by Accenture Federal Services (AFS) to support cloud modernization at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Under the subcontract, which is part of AFS’s $189 million contract with the CDC to provide cloud services and support the agency's modernization efforts, Leidos will focus on project initiation and planning, application rationalization, cloud modernization, and application sustainment and modernization, helping the CDC in its effort to move critical data and infrastructure to secured cloud solutions.

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"We are thrilled to have been selected by AFS to support the CDC's cloud modernization efforts," said Leidos Chief Executive Officer Roger Krone in a press release. "Our team of experts is well-versed in cloud migration, security, and operations, and we look forward to working with AFS and the CDC to modernize the agency's IT infrastructure."

The subcontract is a significant win for Leidos, which has been expanding its cloud services offerings in recent years. The company has a track record of successfully delivering cloud-based solutions to federal agencies including the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In 2021, Leidos received a five-year, $13 million contract to deliver bioinformatics and scientific computing services to the CDC’s Office of Advanced Molecular Detection. In the same year, the company launched a partnership with Intel to build a secure data sharing platform for contract tracing within the CDC’s MicrobeTrace Next program.

The CDC's move to the cloud is part of a broader government effort to modernize IT systems and improve efficiency in the face of aging legacy programs and infrastructure. The project is expected to enable the agency to better respond to public health crises and provide more efficient services to the public. The CDC cloud modernization project has a base period of one year with two one-year options and a six-month option. The partnership between the two companies is expected to help the department deliver on its mission to serve the public by increasing the health security of the nation, saving lives, and protecting people from health threats.