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Bidding Begins for Pentagon’s Controversial $10 Billion War Cloud

Submitted by on July 27, 2018 – 1:26 amNo Comment

The Defense Department on Thursday officially began accepting proposals for its highly-anticipated Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract. The JEDI contract will be awarded to a single cloud provider—an issue many tech companies rallied against—and will be valued at up to $10 billion over 10 years, according to the final request for proposal.

The contract itself will put a commercial company in charge of hosting and distributing mission-critical workloads and classified military secrets to warfighters around the globe in a single war cloud. The contract includes a two-year base deal, followed by two three-year option periods and a final two-year option—a change from the two-year base with five-year and three-year options in previous drafts. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan in April told reporters the structure gives the department an exit strategy—one of the issues Congress has threatened to tie up funding over.

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