Microsoft President Brad Smith said the federal government should introduce reforms to expedite the protest process for contract awards. Microsoft has not started work on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract the Department of Defense (DOD) awarded in October 2019 due to an ongoing protest filed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in November of that year.Read More »
Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., will serve as chairman of the newly established panel within the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) that will focus on cybersecurity and efforts to advance innovation within the Department of Defense (DOD). Langevin said the new cyber, innovative technologies and information systems subcommittee’s agenda will focus on cyber force structure, artificial intelligence, supply chain safety, combatant commands and cyber infrastructure.Read More »
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has asked the Department of Defense (DoD) to respond by Oct. 19th to several questions in relation to the findings and recommendations by DoD’s office of the inspector general about the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing program.Read More »
Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said his office has begun working with service branches to help them prepare for their future transition to the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud. DoD reaffirmed its decision to award the JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft in early September.Read More »
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is working with Deloitte to develop a prototype of a cloud platform that could enable developers to create uses for AI under an $80 million contract awarded in August 2020. Mulchandani said the JCF will accommodate open-source platforms and other development tools.Read More »
Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DoD) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said conducting pilot programs that permit remote access to more sensitive data is DoD’s next step for a cloud-based collaboration platform that supports employees who are teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic, Defense One reported Thursday.Read More »
DoD CIO Dana Deasy Receives Second Consecutive Wash100 Award From Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic
Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented chief information officer of the Department of Defense (DoD), his second consecutive Wash100 Award as part of the 2020 selection. Executive Mosaic recognizes Deasy for prioritizing information technology projects that drive DoD's digital modernization and new tech adoption.