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DoD ‘Office’ Functions Move To Cloud In Multi-Billion-Dollar Contract

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A new warfighting network, DEOS, will provide common enterprise applications at local base, post, camp, and station levels — including deployed and afloat organizations.

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The Fraying Edge: Limits Of The Army’s Global Network

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The Army wants a single seamless data system from home base to the front line. That’s even harder than it sounds.

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Oracle’s Hail Mary Appeal Against JEDI

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Oracle says a federal judge called the procurement “unlawful” — but that word doesn’t actually show up once in his 60-page ruling. And that isn’t Oracle’s only problem.

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Navy Takes First Big Step To Cloud, Pushing Logistics To Amazon’s Service

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Jan. 26, 2013) Huntington Ingalls Industries celebrated significant progress today as the 555-metric ton island was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The 60-foot long, 30-foot wide island was the 452nd lift of the nearly 500 total lifts needed to complete the aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

The Navy’s data is spread all over the place, but a $100 million effort by the Navy aims to change all that within two years.

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Download, Disconnect, Fire! Why Grunts Need JEDI Cloud

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Future soldiers will need to download huge amounts of intelligence data — then disconnect and go dark, like a submarine diving underwater to hunt its prey.

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Big Data For Big Wars: JEDI vs. China & Russia

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Trump’s war with Bezos and Amazon has overshadowed the reason the military wants cloud computing: to share vital data in a fast-paced global conflict.

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Did Esper Delay JEDI? It’s Not That Simple

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Overheated headlines to the contrary, the Defense Secretary is keeping all his options open on the controversial cloud computing contract.

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Oracle vs. Pentagon: Why Judge Approved A Single Vendor For JEDI Cloud

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The release of the full 60-page ruling provides new insights on how Judge Bruggink decided the case.

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Change Or Scrap JEDI, Says IT Council

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An independent advisory group recommends the JEDI program be put on hold until the Defense Department’s cloud procurement plan is redone and syncs with the CIO’s cloud strategy.

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Why Judge Denied Oracle Suit On JEDI

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Judge Bruggink ruled on two key grounds — technical requirements and conflict of interest — but was silent on a third: whether the Pentagon’s plan to award the JEDI contract to a single vendor is fundamentally flawed.

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