Pentagon officials are considering ending the Joint Undertaking’s Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing a project that has been controversial from the beginning.
It is worth $ 10 billion JEDI the agreement was moved to move the Pentagon’s information technology to the cloud. Although the deal was made with Microsoft in 2019, competing provider Amazon Web Services secured the injunction prevents RedMond from starting work on the JEDI project.
Cloud shaft online store the giant has sued Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), claiming former President Trump was unfairly interfered with the JEDI agreement.
“We need to assess where we are in the ongoing lawsuits against JEDI and find out what is the best way forward for the department,” Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said at a recent security conference.
Hicks commented just before the recent one The U.S. Federal Compensation Court denies On a joint initiative by Microsoft and DoD to prevent Amazon from having the opportunity to sue.
In a surprising motion, two U.S. lawmakers wrote to the U.S. prime minister last week Amazon may have broken competition laws and federal conflicts of interest when complying with the JEDI Agreement. Amazon has vehemently denied the claim.
Although the lawyer has not yet answered the calls, the investigation will only delay the project.
In addition Wall Street Journal reports that some lawmakers and government contract experts argue that JEDI should be reduced solely because its single – supplier approach is inappropriate and impractical for massive organizations such as the DoD.
In particular, the Pentagon had pointed out in a report released before the most recent verdict against it that the new Amazon win could have a significant impact on the future of the project.
Now that the event has taken place, it seems that the Pentagon has no choice but to scrap the entire project.
Through Wall Street Journal