Google pulls out of competition for $10B Pentagon cloud contract
Oct 12, 2018, 15:32
Earlier this week, Google ruled itself out of the running for the ten year contract, citing concerns about potential ethical violations relating to the use (or misuse) of AI capabilities.
This suggests that Microsoft, as expected, is planning to bid on the JEDI contract. As only one company will be awarded the contract, Amazon is seen as the frontrunner. Department leaders routinely meet with industry partners to discuss innovative technologies. Today the company announced that it is withdrawing its bid.
The Defense Department has made the case that using more than one provider would add needless complexity.
Developing the system "will revolutionize how we fight and win wars", Defense Department chief information officer Dana Deasy said in a recent interview. "Starting with a number of firms while at the same time trying to build out an enterprise capability just simply did not make sense", Deasy said.
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"I don't think anyone was doubting that Microsoft would be able to get its security up to snuff before the JEDI contract", said Bloomberg Intelligence analyst James Bach.
Other competitors include Oracle and IBM. But Sam Gordy, head of the company's federal business, described elements of IBM's strategy for the protest in an interview Tuesday with The Washington Post. The Pentagon already offers "dozens" of individual clouds, many of them built in secret to enable classified military programs.
JEDI's primary flaw lies in mandating a single cloud environment for up to 10 years.
The Pentagon's JEDI contract will be awarded to a single bidder, which led to a urging the government to split the contact up between multiple tech companies.
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"AirAsia started with G Suite to transform the way its organisation works", said Diane Greene, CEO of Google Cloud.
"Moving forward, we are simplifying our approach to regulatory compliance for federal agencies, so that our government customers can gain access to innovation more rapidly", Julia White, corporate vice president of Microsoft Azure, wrote in a blog post on the changes. For its part, IBM argued that the Pentagon's approach would only weaken its cyber defense. However, all of these tech giants, who are trying hard to expand their cloud business, are struggling between business acquisition and implied backlash from their employees.
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