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Pentagon eyes successor to Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract

December 13, 2023

Colin Demarest

Defense News

A person tries out a tablet computer next to a cloud computing and technology symbol at a conference in Hanover, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


By Colin Demarest, Defense News / December 13, 2023

WASHINGTON — One year after awarding the multibillion-dollar Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract, designed to centralize the military’s vast data-management needs, the U.S. Department of Defense will begin exploring a successor early in 2024.

The department tapped Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle to supply digital services for the JWCC, itself the follow-up to the failed Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure venture, or JEDI, in December 2022 in an award worth as much as $9 billion over three to five years. The companies are in competition with one another for task orders, and each is only guaranteed $100,000.

Dozens of orders totaling hundreds of millions of dollars have already been logged using JWCC. The arrangement spans unclassified, classified and top-secret designations and is meant to connect far-flung front lines with established headquarters.

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