GDIT migrates Defense Health Agency to AWS GovCloud (US-West) region

FALLS CHURCH, Va. The Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Armed Forces Billing and Collection Utilization Solution (ABACUS) has completed migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US-West) Region, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) officials announced.

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, officials say.

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.