Pentagon splits $9 billion cloud contract among Google, Amazon, Oracle and Microsoft


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The Pentagon has awarded $9 billion worth of contracts to Alphabet Inc’s Google, Amazon Web Services Inc, Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp for cloud computing, according to new reports.

The Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) is a successor to the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), an IT modernization project to build a large, common cloud for the US Department of Defense, as reported in Reuters.

The contracts run until 2028 and provide the Department of Defense with enterprise-wide, globally available cloud services across all security domains and classification levels.

The outlet notes that the Pentagon attempted to move to the cloud several years ago using the JEDI concept, but the proposal died after litigation halted procurement.

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