U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) formulated an acquisition strategy to migrate its legacy infrastructure into a cloud environment. In May 2017, the Department of the Army awarded a Prototype Other Transaction (OT) to migrate six distinctive applications in a native cloud environment by either re-hosting, re-factoring, or re-developing methodologies.
Implementation and Execution:
Upon successful migration of the initial six applications, the Government modified the Prototype OT instrument to include migration of an entire enclave to recognize potential efficacy of such an approach with a Period of Performance of August 2017 through March 2018. During the Period of Performance for the enclave requirement, the Government entered into negotiations for the follow-on Production OT, predicated upon migrating individual applications. The Government awarded the Production OT in February 2018, which was ultimately protested. While the protestor did not compete for the initial Prototype OT, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found the protestor did have standing. GAO sustained the protest as:
Outcomes and Lessons Learned: