The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) confirmed late Friday that it awarded the Intelligence Community (IC) Commercial Cloud Enterprise (C2E) Cloud Service Provider (CSP) contract to multiple vendors.

A spokesperson said the agency looks forward to “utilizing, alongside our IC colleagues, the expanded cloud capabilities resulting from this diversified partnership.”

The agency did not identify the winning vendors, but Nextgov, which first reported the news, said that the winning vendors include IBM, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, and Oracle.  Various news reports in recent months have speculated that the contract is valued in the billions of dollars over its life, but a precise value has not been stated.

John Sherman, currently Principal Deputy CIO at the Defense Department (DoD), talked about the importance of the cloud contract earlier this year when he was Intelligence Community CIO.

“The importance of us in the IC moving to a multi-cloud enterprise cannot be overstated,” Sherman said in February, adding, “I’m very proud of where we’re heading on this.”

Sherman said C2E will provide a multi-cloud, multi-vendor environment, possible infrastructure on and off premises, and cloud services at all three security levels – unclassified, secret, and top secret.

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John Curran is MeriTalk's Managing Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.