The Pentagon scraps $10B JEDI cloud contract for new initiative
The US Department of Defense announced on Tuesday that it is canning the controversial JEDI contract that was meant to fund a cloud computing effort. The $10 billion contract will be replaced by a new procurement program that could see more than one provider contracted.
The new program has been ... Read more
‘White House did not affect awarding of JEDI contract to Microsoft’
The award of a lucrative contract to Microsoft (bypassing Amazon Web Services) did not happen after White House interference, according to the watchdog of the U.S. Department of Defense. This is evidenced by a recently published report by the internal watchdog of defense.
At the end of 2019, Mic... Read more
Judge halts Microsoft’s billion-dollar contract with Pentagon
A contract worth about ten billion dollars was awarded to Microsoft last year, making the tech giant the designated party to help departments of the U.S. Department of Defense move to the cloud. That while competitor Amazon had expected to win the contract, as those services, according to AWS, are ... Read more
Pentagon pauses controversial JEDI cloud contract
The Pentagon has announced that it is pausing the controversial $10 billion cloud contract. Defence Minister Mark Esper says he wants to further investigate the so-called JEDI contract following complaints from US President Trump about the award process of the contract.
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President Trump out of concerns about JEDI contract Pentagon
US President Donald Trump has expressed concern about the Pentagon's JEDI contract. That's what two insiders say about Bloomberg. The president has demanded more information to determine whether he should intervene or not.
The JEDI contract is a contract that the Pentagon awards to a single cloud pr... Read more
Oracle loses court case around controversial JEDI contract
A federal court in the United States has dismissed an Oracle lawsuit. The company wanted the case to force the Pentagon to change the controversial JEDI contract.
The JEDI contract of the U.S. Department of Defense revolves around the cloud. The Ministry wants to transfer its internal infrastructure... Read more
Only Microsoft and Amazon are still competing for the Pentagon’s JEDI contract.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft are the only two parties still competing for the JEDI contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. That's what the ministry announced, says Bloomberg.
The Ministry of Defence wants to transfer its internal infrastructure to the cloud over the next ten years.... Read more
Oracle court case around controversial cloud contract shut down
Oracle's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense has been temporarily halted. The case, which started with the JEDI cloud contract of 8.8 billion euros (10 billion dollars), has been shut down so that the ministry can look into possible conflicts of interest. It is not yet certain when the in... Read more
Pentagon investigates potential conflicts of interest with AWS employee
The Pentagon is investigating whether Amazon Web Services (AWS) has caused a conflict of interest by hiring a former employee of the Ministry of Defense. That's what The Hill says. The employee is said to have led the project to bring the computer systems from the Pentagon to the cloud.
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Microsoft wins controversial Pentagon contract
Last Friday, Microsoft signed a five-year contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. According to the Pentagon, the contract, in which the company will provide business services for the ministry, will cost $1.76 billion.
The Pentagon reports this in a message to the Reuters news agency, among oth... Read more