Tuesday, July 6th 2021

Pentagon Cancels $10 Billion Microsoft JEDI Cloud Contract

The Pentagon has recently confirmed that they have canceled the JEDI cloud-computing contract with Microsoft which could have been worth $10 billion. The JEDI contract was awarded to Microsoft in October of 2019 which prompted a slew of legal challenges from Amazon who were widely expected to win the contract claiming the decision was tainted by politics. The Pentagon is now planning to pursue a new Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability contract with Amazon and Microsoft with the potential for other large cloud providers such as Google, IBM, and Oracle to join. The new program appears to be an attempt to placate both companies and will last 5 years with an expected cost in the billions.
PentagonWith the shifting technology environment, it has become clear that the JEDI Cloud contract, which has long been delayed, no longer meets the requirements to fill the DoD's capability gaps.
Source: Associated Press
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49 Comments on Pentagon Cancels $10 Billion Microsoft JEDI Cloud Contract

#1
Solaris17
Dainty Moderator
Wtf kinda news piece is this?
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#2
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Well here comes telemetry spyware to the DoD.
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#3
MentalAcetylide
Solaris17Wtf kinda news piece is this?
heh, not something I would expect to see on TPU news. The only thing it really tells me is how stupidly butt wild our military is going with all of this computer tech, which won't do much good for long against a near peer adversary. Sure, its nice to have when it works, but when all of your guidance/targeting systems rely on it, you better hope the enemy isn't able to spoil your systems or you're screwed, and if its a cloud based system, well the whole theater of operation is screwed and possibly the rest of the military. :shadedshu:
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#4
windwhirl
eidairaman1Well here comes telemetry spyware to the DoD.
"Would you recommend this build of Windows Military Edition to an ally?"
MentalAcetylideheh, not something I would expect to see on TPU news. The only thing it really tells me is how stupidly butt wild our military is going with all of this computer tech, which won't do much good for long against a near peer adversary. Sure, its nice to have when it works, but when all of your guidance/targeting systems rely on it, you better hope the enemy isn't able to spoil your systems or you're screwed, and if its a cloud based system, well the whole theater of operation is screwed and possibly the rest of the military. :shadedshu:
I doubt they're gonna be that stupid. The military will probably have countermeasures against that kind of interference, both on the cloud system as a whole and also on each relevant unit of armament (for example, a single jet aircraft)
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#5
Nordic
Solaris17Wtf kinda news piece is this?
They reported when Microsoft won the bid before. It isnt like this piece is out of left field.
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#6
TumbleGeorge
The dislike that. How they will win on the humankind now?
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#7
lexluthermiester
Solaris17Wtf kinda news piece is this?
A good one? I find this very interesting.
MentalAcetylideheh, not something I would expect to see on TPU news.
Hmm. There's an opinion. I disagree with it given the following...
NordicThey reported when Microsoft won the bid before. It isnt like this piece is out of left field.
Right. Only makes sense. And below is said article;
www.techpowerup.com/260493/microsoft-bags-dods-usd-10-billion-jedi-cloud-contract-edging-out-amazon

It would only make sense to do a follow-up news article to report new developments. The above info qualifies.
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#8
TheGuruStud
More storage for their spying. Yes, even the DoD has been spying like the NSA.
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#9
lexluthermiester
TheGuruStudMore storage for their spying. Yes, even the DoD has been spying like the NSA.
The term is "surveillance", which is literally their job where it comes to defending the nation.
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#10
TheGuruStud
lexluthermiesterThe term is "surveillance", which is literally their job where it comes to defending the nation.
Wrong and wrong.
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#11
DeathtoGnomes
TheGuruStudWrong and wrong.
FUD. unless you explain why its wrong.
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#12
TheGuruStud
DeathtoGnomesFUD. unless you explain why its wrong.
Same reason it's wrong for every other agency...unless you're defending violation of the constitution and support a police state.
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#13
lexluthermiester
TheGuruStudSame reason it's wrong for every other agency...unless you're defending violation of the constitution and support a police state.
Please do explain, otherwise it just seems like you are spouting fud. Just an FYI, I understand the United States Military charters very well. Your ignorance does not make what they do, nor how they do it, unlawful.
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#14
lexluthermiester
Keep the personal insults to yourself or the mods will be asked to help you out. And the US Military is not reading emails or putting a mic in peoples homes. That is the domain of DHS, the FBI and in certain cases the NSA. Get to know the authority charters and jurisdiction statues Mr Gurustud.
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#15
Caring1
Makes me wonder if JEDI is a reboot of the Star Wars program.
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#16
TriCyclops
Don't you just love the logic of Pentagon spending? What a waste, what a shithole.
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#17
bonehead123
Well crap, this means that poor-assed ole M$ won't have enuff money to fix all the f/ups in W11, 12 & 13 hehehehe :)

Jedi ? StarWars ? wtf... hello Pentagon, this is 1977 calling & we want ALL our outdated, antiquated space/missle/spy defense programs back, like, yesterday.....
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#18
Mescalamba
Seriously wonder why they need this.. Probably nothing good.
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#19
Vayra86
N3utroTranslaton: projected validated by Trump, denied by Biden
Bingo. They probably also want to be contractor independent of sorts, in the sense of redundancy. If one cloud provider takes a beating, there must be another. MS and Amazon are key players to have in that sense.

Another big thing I think is sheer force of numbers. Part of security is being too big to topple, too much computing power is much harder to DDOS, etc. And another argument is keeping all your friends close lest they might become enemies. If you're in bed with DoD, you won't be doing something for, say, China.

And numerous other arguments I can't think of :)
DeathtoGnomesFUD. unless you explain why its wrong.
Easy

www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/amendment-4/electronic-surveillance-and-the-fourth-amendment

mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1153/surveillance-and-wiretapping

The list is long. And that's only based on what was officially acknowledged. But public knowledge has a much longer list of pretty rancid spy cases, on our own citizens, and the US is no exception to that rule. In fact, the Netherlands over here is number one (or at least, was until China figured out computers and cameras) in wire taps per inhabitant. We're really good at it, apparently and similar discussions and issues arise.

As always though, intelligence agencies are blessing curse and necessity. Much like other conflict a lot of it defies common sense until you really figure out what's underneath.
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#20
jaggerwild
This is all so they can store more info from FB that people give freely, that is sold to the Gov. under the guise of HLS.
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#21
windwhirl
jaggerwildThis is all so they can store more info from FB that people give freely, that is sold to the Gov. under the guise of HLS.
Pft, no need to. They can just ask the companies for info. Or look it up themselves, what with people leaving things open to public access.
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#22
bug
other large cloud providers such as Google, IBM, and Oracle
Best joke I've heard in a while.
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#23
windwhirl
bugBest joke I've heard in a while.
For sure, they're not as notorious as Microsoft, Amazon or Google, but there are a few interesting companies using IBM/Oracle. Take it with a grain of salt, as usual.



www.ibm.com/cloud/case-studies/

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#24
bug
windwhirlFor sure, they're not as notorious as Microsoft, Amazon or Google, but there are a few interesting companies using IBM/Oracle. Take it with a grain of salt, as usual.



www.ibm.com/cloud/case-studies/

If by "using" you meant "got shoved down their throats for being dumb enough to use WebShpere, Tivoli or Oracle's DBMS", then I'm with you.

Judging by this: www.statista.com/chart/18819/worldwide-market-share-of-leading-cloud-infrastructure-service-providers/
even calling Google a large cloud provider could be a bit of a stretch.
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#25
ThrashZone
Hi,
Google personnel won't help US military or law enforcement lol
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