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DISA Seeks Encryption That Quantum Computers Can’t Break

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on

DISA will use OTA contracting to develop an encryption model that can’t be broken by quantum computers.

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New Evidence Of Conflict of Interest In JEDI Contract

Posted by Paul McLeary on

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WASHINGTON The massive and troubled $10 billion cloud contract the Pentagon has been pursuing has run into another snag. DoD revealed Tuesday it has obtained “new information” pointing to potential of conflicts of interest in the competition, already widely criticized for favoring Amazon Web Services. Pentagon spokesperson Elissa Smith confirmed to Breaking Defense that “new… Keep reading →

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HAC-D Members Want Investigation into JEDI Competition

Posted by Paul McLeary on

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Two lawmakers don’t mention Amazon Web Services by name in their letter to the DoD IG, but the Web retailer is all over the complaint.

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Pentagon Hopes JEDI Contract Good For The Force

Posted by Colin Clark on

WASHINGTON: The JEDI cloud computing contract may be one of the most controversial deals the Pentagon hasn’t even awarded. Worth up to $10 billion over a decade, the Pentagon’s attempt to build its first true enterprise-wide cloud has sparked charges that the deal is designed to go straight to Amazon, which already supplies the CIA… Keep reading →

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Bellwethers of the Post-Afghan Defense-Industrial Base

Posted by Steven Grundman on

After three years of the “age of austerity” in Western military spending, investors’ imperatives and corporate strategies show one indication of how the defense-industrial base will evolve over the next decade. Investors want public companies that demonstrate an attractive risk-adjusted total return, not just M&A-fueled arbitrage plays. In response, companies are husbanding or harvesting their financial… Keep reading →

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