Tag Archives: Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure

Pentagon Cancels $10B JEDI Cloud Contract; Acting DOD CIO John Sherman Quoted

Pentagon Cancels JEDI

The Defense Department announced that its potential ten-year, $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract, which was first awarded to Microsoft in Oct. 2019, has been canceled due to cloud advancement and the development of other initiatives. "JEDI was developed at a time when the Department’s needs were different and both the CSPs technology and our cloud conversancy was less mature,” said John Sherman, acting DOD CIO. 

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Microsoft’s Brad Smith: Reforms Needed to Speed Up Bid Protest Process

Brad Smith

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.

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Rep. Jim Langevin Lays Out Priorities as Chairman of New House Cyber Subcommittee

Rep. Jim Langevin

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.

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Sen. Charles Grassley Asks DoD to Respond to Questions About JEDI Cloud Program

Sen. Charles Grassley

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.

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Dana Deasy: DoD’s CIO Office Helping Services Branches Prepare for Future JEDI Cloud Migration

Dana Deasy

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. 

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JAIC, Deloitte Work on Cloud-Based AI Development Space; Nand Mulchandani Quoted

Nand Mulchandani

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.

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Dana Deasy on DoD’s Plans for Cloud-Based CVR Collaboration Tool, Telework

Dana Deasy

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.

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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.

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