Pentagon Delays $9 Billion Cloud Computing Contract To December

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Pentagon has delayed the $9 billion cloud computing contract till December according to the Pentagon’s Chief Information Officer John Sherman.

Sherman stated that the extension was necessary due to the cumbersome task of evaluating multiple proposals simultaneously.

The Pentagon’s Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract has seen proposals from top tech companies including Goggle, Oracle, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services.

Sherman noted that up to four winners could be selected with the combined value of the contracts coming to as much as $9 billion over five years if all options and extensions were exercised.

The Trump administration wanted a single cloud-computing provider for the Department of Defense as outlined under JEDI. However, the Biden administration rejected such a move and scrapped it in favor of using multiple cloud providers.

The JWCC is the multi-cloud successor to the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI). It entails the development of a large, common commercial cloud for the Department of Defense.

For more information, read the original story in Reuters.

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