Are Jedi and the CIA’s C2E Clouds Even Comparable?

The Defense Department's decision to put all warfighter data in a commercial cloud hosted by a single vendor has generated criticism from both Congress and industry, both of which pointed to the CIA's plans for a Commercial Cloud Enterprise or C2E.

The CIA, which in 2013 signed with Amazon Web Services for a private cloud to house its classified and sensitive data, is now expanding into a multi-cloud, multi-vendor environment. That shift is supplying evidence to some opponents of the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement that DOD's effort is mired in the past.

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