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DOD plans next JEDI announcement by end of August

The Defense Department plans to re-announce the winner of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract.

DOD CIO Dana Deasy said that "barring any last minute unforeseen additional issues that are raised," the Pentagon expects to announce its "intentions to award" by the end of August.

The massive cloud contract was initially awarded to Microsoft last October, sparking multiple legal and oversight probes regarding how the solicitation was handled and if there was undue influence from the White House.

A judge gave DOD a 120-day stay expiring Aug. 17 to reconsider portions of the JEDI contract and collect revised bids from Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, which has filed a lawsuit and protests contesting technical requirements.

A longer version of this article was first posted to FCW, a sibling site to GCN.

About the Author

Lauren C. Williams is a staff writer at FCW covering defense and cybersecurity.

Prior to joining FCW, Williams was the tech reporter for ThinkProgress, where she covered everything from internet culture to national security issues. In past positions, Williams covered health care, politics and crime for various publications, including The Seattle Times.

Williams graduated with a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor's in dietetics from the University of Delaware. She can be contacted at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @lalaurenista.

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