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Friday, February 10, 2012

NRC taking financial system to cloud

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is taking their financial management system to a private cloud.


NRC awarded CGI Federal a $21.3 million contract to transition the Financial Accounting and Integrated Management Information System/Core Financial System from a federally-hosted environment to the company's Momentum Community Cloud infrastructure. NRC has been using CGI's Momentum system through the Interior Department's National Business Center.

The move to cloud is part of NRC's IT overhaul. Darren Ash, the agency chief information officer, said during an interview last June that improving the agency's technology capabilities was a major priority.


Financial management systems and other back-office systems are among the next areas the Office of Management and Budget wants agencies to consider moving to cloud providers. Former Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said in June agencies had more than 500 financial management and 500 human resources systems and moving them to the cloud could save hundreds of millions.


Additionally, current federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is pushing shared services and has a draft strategy out for public comment.


-Jason Miller, FederalNewsRadio.com
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