The Defense Department isn’t giving up on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract. It writes in a new court filing that its defense of the contract could take several more months.
- Joe Jordan, Chief Executive Officer of Actuparo, said “everything is on the table” and he could see a solution where the Department of Defense decides to have two awardees instead of one.
- Jordan said the Defense Department is likely trying to defend the contract primarily to set a precedent in response to Amazon’s unusually adamant pursuit of a protest.
- Jordan explained that on a practical level, all military branches have moved on and are standing up their own cloud service contracts.