• Why the Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI deal has cloud companies going nuts

    5 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    By now you've probably heard of the Defense Department's massive winner-take-all $10 billion cloud contract dubbed the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure .
    Star Wars references aside, this contract is huge, even by government standards.The Pentagon would like a single cloud vendor to build out its enterprise cloud, believing rightly or wrongly that this is the best approach to maintain focus and control of their cloud strategy.
    Department of Defense spokesperson Heather Babb tells TechCrunch the department sees a lot of upside by going this route. “Single award is advantageous...
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