The Department of Defense is upholding its decision to award its $10 billion, 10-year cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, according to a statement the DoD released on Sept. 4. The statement comes just a couple of weeks after the Pentagon asked for more time to complete its review of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud deal.
According to a statement posted to the DoD press site:
“The Department has completed its comprehensive re-evaluation of the JEDI Cloud proposals and determined that Microsoft’s proposal continues to represent the best value to the Government. The JEDI Cloud contract is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that will make a full range of cloud computing services available to the DoD. While contract performance will not begin immediately due to the Preliminary Injunction Order issued by the Court of Federal Claims on February 13, 2020, DoD is eager to begin delivering this capability