DOD says it won’t halt other cloud contracts because of its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud acquisition, NextGov reports.
Speaking at a roundtable at the Pentagon, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord quashed rumors that DoD will cancel existing cloud contracts when JEDI is awarded, saying the agency will continue to use multiple contracts.
“The department has multiple cloud contracts and we will continue to have multiple cloud contracts. We are working with a variety of companies,” she said. “We want to leverage the entire industrial base. So there is ample opportunity for everyone to play throughout the department.”
Lord also said she “saw no focus to one company whatsoever” when asked about whether Amazon Web Services were favored to win JEDI procurement.
According to the draft request for proposal, JEDI is structured as one continuous two-year base period, with a five-year option and another three-year option for potentially 10 years.