Tag Archives: Elissa Smith

DoD Eyes JEDI Cloud Contract Award in August Amid Bidding Process Concerns

The Department of Defense plans to award the potential $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement contract, which faces a court challenge and is under scrutiny by lawmakers over the bidding process, by the end of August, The Wall Street Journal reported SundayMicrosoft and Amazon Web Services are the final two contenders for the JEDI contract, which has drawn complaints from IBM and Oracle.

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Report: DoD Implements Revised Contracting Strategy for DEOS Cloud Program

The Department of Defense divided the potential $8B Defense Enterprise Office Solution cloud contract into three phases as part of a revised contracting strategy, Nextgov reported Thursday. DEOS will serve as the initial phase of DoD’s Enterprise Collaboration and Productivity Services program and will be competed through the General Services Administration’s IT Schedule 70, while the second and third phases will cover video, voice and assured voice services.

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U.S. Begins Arms Delivery to Iraq; Elissa Smith Comments

The U.S. government has begun to transport weapon systems to Iraq under a 2014 congressionally approved $1.6 billion fund, Reuters reported Friday. Phil Stewart writes the delivery of rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers, mortars and protective gears under the Iraq Train and Equip Fund program kicked off two weeks ago. …

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