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Download, Disconnect, Fire! Why Grunts Need JEDI Cloud

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


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

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Why Judge Denied Oracle Suit On JEDI

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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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Oracle vs. Pentagon & Amazon: JEDI Trial Starts

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


At stake is not just a $10 billion IT contract, but an information age weapon.

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Fail Fast, Not Twice: DoD’s Push For Agile Software Development

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


A Pentagon task force is reviewing over a hundred tools and services to speed up software acquisition.

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No Regrets On JEDI Cloud: DDS Chief Chris Lynch

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The famously hoodie-clad founder of the Defense Digital Service defends his legacy as he prepares to hand over the helm.

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New Evidence Of Conflict of Interest In JEDI Contract

Posted by Paul McLeary on


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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Cloud Computing, Armageddon, & How Not To Sell IT To DoD

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“You’re not looking at my mission needs,” Brig. Gen. Crall told an audience of contractors. “If ‘there’s an app for that,’ does the app work when you’re disconnected?” Crall asked. “Does the app work when you haven’t had food for three days and you’ve been cut off?”

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