DoD Picks Four Companies for JEDI Cloud Replacement

The Defense Department on Friday issued formal solicitations to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google and Oracle for its highly-anticipated Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract, the multibillion dollar project intended to replace its ill-fated JEDI Cloud contract.

The decision followed several months of market research, and represented a change from DoD’s previous plans from its new multi-award approach. In July, when it cancelled the JEDI contract — short for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure — officials said they believed that only Amazon and Microsoft had the technical capabilities to meet their needs under JWCC.

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