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Pentagon Cancels $10 Billion Contract That Microsoft and Amazon Were Fighting Over

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced Tuesday it won’t go through with a multibillion-dollar cloud computing project that was awarded to Microsoft. The agency said it canceled the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project and now had initiated the termination of its contract with Microsoft. “The Department has determined that, due to evolving requirements, increased cloud conversancy, and industry advances, the JEDI Cloud contract no longer meets its needs,” the Pentagon statement said. “The Department continues to have unmet cloud capability gaps for enterprise-wide, commercial cloud services at all three classification levels that work at the tactical edge.” “At scale,” it added, “these needs have only advanced in recent years with efforts such as Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) and the Artificial Intelligence and Data Acceleration (ADA) initiative.” The JEDI cloud computing project was the subject of a legal battle between Amazon and Microsoft, and now, the DoD will try to …

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