U.S. President Barack Obama views Bear Glacier on a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
9:36 PM 02/07/2018
The Defense Department recently decided to give a $7 million sole-source contract to an Alaska company with a single employee, according to a Tuesday report.
The Defense Department gave the contract for a cloud computing service to Eagle Harbor Solutions LLC, a company that’s been around for two years, reports Nextgov. The company is supposed to offer the Pentagon various support services as it starts to roll out Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud initiative.
Eagle Harbor Solutions is an Alaska Native-owned disadvantaged business, meaning it is eligible under a congressional act to participate in a program that gives certain federal contracts to minority businesses or ones that are less advantaged.
“We are honored to provide this critical support for laying the foundation to accelerate enterprise cloud adoption as directed by the Deputy Secretary of Defense,” Eagle Harbor Solutions President Todd Morgan said in a press release, noting it would be giving the Defense Department “a full range of infrastructure engineering, software engineering, acquisition, strategic communications, business operations, cost estimation, and budgetary expertise.”
Nextgov contacted the Pentagon for additional information on the project. A Pentagon spokesperson told them the contract “is for program office support services only, and does not include serving as an IT systems integrator.”
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