Enterprise Computing Operations Service Center

The Army's Cloud Computing Contract Vehicle

ACCENT provides the DoD organizations a contract vehicle to procure commercial cloud service offerings (CSO) and IT technical support to transition enterprise applications to a commercial cloud environment. The objective is to move designated IT applications, systems, and associated data to authorized commercial cloud service providers (CSP).

ACCENT Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs) allow capability owners to obtain commercial cloud hosting services in any combination of service models, deployment models, and Cloud Impact Level as defined in the DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG), along with the transition support and modernization services required to move a system/ application to a cloud environment. Cloud solutions also include mobile capabilities to meet any urgent needs in contingency situations. ACCENT is available for use by all DoD organizations and is the preferred contract vehicle to obtain commercial cloud hosting, transition support, and application modernization services.

ACCENT Benefits

Roles and Responsibilities


What is ACCENT?
Army Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation (ACCENT) is the Army’s preferred contract vehicle to procure cloud computing, transition support, and application modernization services and is available for use by all DoD organizations.

What is a BOA?
A Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) is an agreement executed with potential bidders who meet certain criteria. To qualify for ACCENT bidders must possess a DOD Provisional Authorization for their cloud service offering.

What Cloud Services are in scope?
IaaS, PaaS, SaaS; On and Off-Premise; Public, Private, Hybrid, and Community; Impact Levels 2,4,5,6; Transition Support; Application Modernization; Mobile.

What CSP/CSO are available?
See CHESS Website for the current listing of qualified vendors.

How do I order Cloud Services?
ACCENT contracting activities are de-centralized. Mission Organizations moving applications to the cloud will perform all contracting requirements and develop and issue the RFP. Task Orders (TO) will be issued through CHESS and competed among CSPs authorized to provide cloud services.