Oracle has won a contract to deploy the Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud to around 900,000 civilian employees of the US Department of Defense. The win followed on from Oracle achieving Impact Level 4 (IL4) Provisional Authorization from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). With IL4 Oracle can now offer its cloud solutions to other government agencies in the DoD community with IL4 requirements.

Mark Johnson, SVP, Oracle Public Sector commented: “At Oracle, our focus is centered on our customers’ needs. For U.S. Federal and Department of Defense customers, they need best in class, agile, and secure software to run their operations – and we can deliver that. With built-in support for Impact Level 4, the DoD community can now take advantage of Oracle Cloud Applications to break down silos, quickly and easily embrace the latest innovations, and improve user engagement, collaboration, and performance.”

Oracle fights back after JEDI

Despite losing the JEDI contract to Microsoft, Oracle now has the opportunity to win a larger proportion of the US government cloud applications software contracts. DMDC Director, Michael Sorrento commented: “The Department of Defense awarded a contract to Oracle HCM Cloud to support its enterprise human resource portfolio. The award modernizes its existing civilian personnel business process functions to enable improved streamlined approaches in support of the workforce. The DoD’s Defense Manpower Data Center is leading the implementation of the HCM Cloud, which replaces numerous legacy systems and is targeted for full deployment in mid 2020.”

Enterprise Times: What does this mean

Achieving IL4 and winning a 900,000 user contract is a boost to Oracle. It will now need to deliver on its promises, ensuring that the software is rolled out successfully. Mid 2020 is an aggressive timescale. However, if it can achieve this, Oracle should win more government contracts for its HCM software.


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