Tech Industry Group Calls for Increased Transparency in DoD Cloud Procurement Program

A technology industry group has asked leaders and ranking members of Senate and House Armed Services Committees to make the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement program a transparent process, Nextgov reported Monday.

The IT Alliance for Public Sector wrote in a Monday letter to congressional leaders that the Defense Department’s plan to award a single-award contract for the JEDI cloud acquisition program conflicts with industry best practices and increases the possibility of a vendor lock-in arrangement.

The letter from ITAPS came days after DoD Comptroller David Norquist said at a Senate panel hearing that the Pentagon will submit a justification report to Congress by May 7 about its cloud procurement strategy.

The Pentagon issued the second draft solicitation for the JEDI cloud program in April with plans to release the final request for proposals early this month.

You may also be interested in...

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond: Space Force to Help Air Force Apply Ground Tracking Satellites

Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said the U.S. Space Force will help the U.S. Air Force implement a constellation of small radar satellites designed to track objects moving on land. Raymond said at the McAleese and Associates annual defense conference that the two service branches are working to develop concepts that apply GMTI satellites.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *