Search Giant Google and PriceWaterhouseCoopers Partner on US Department of Defense Bid
January 17, 2015
Search giant Google and PriceWaterhouseCoopers have partnered on a bid for a contract to provide services to the United States Department of Defense (DoD). The project is a military medical record platform that will be housed in the cloud.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers specializes in helping "organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for". The group focuses on assurance, tax and advisory services in 157 countries and employs around 195,000 people worldwide. Known as the Defense Operational Readiness Health System (DORHS), the cloud-based system will replace the DoD's current online record system and store the medical records of nearly 10 million members of the US armed forces.
"Google is known for its expertise in innovative, secure and open technologies, and the power of Internet scale. Their capabilities can complement our proposed open-architecture solution and bring added value, agility and flexibility to the new Military Health System," explained Global and U.S. Public Sector Leader for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Scott McIntyre in a company press release. "Google can assist us in delivering a cost-effective and efficient solution to serve the healthcare needs of our military."
PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Google recently have been involved in other areas of cooperation recently. The two organizations formed a relationship designed to "help companies accelerate their journey to and build trust in the cloud".