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    Who should be awarded the Pentagon's cloud contract? There can only be one winner.


    There is a battle afoot, one you might not have heard about yet, but it involves a high-stakes winner-take-all contract for the Department of Defense’s cloud contract. It could involve billions of dollars and when a humongous sum of money meets a set of powerful tech companies, intrigue can’t be far behind.

    The story even has a Star Wars reference with the Pentagon dubbing the project the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (or JEDI for short). Who says the Pentagon is staid?

    The tech names involved include the likes of Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Rean Cloud, LLC. Wait, what’s that last one doing there you may ask? Good questions, but Rean Cloud, a little known Maryland Amazon Web Services partner was awarded a five-year contract worth up to $950 million in February to help the DoD with cloud procurement and pricing, likely a first step ahead of the cloud contract itself.

    https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/06/th...loud-contract/
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  • #2
    Nearly a billion dollars to help with procurement and pricing?

    WTF?
    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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    • #3
      Find out which services have the most retired senior officers!

      Pruitt
      Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

      Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
        Find out which services have the most retired senior officers!

        Pruitt
        Exactly!
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          This must be done to upgrade military technology. Sadly it doesn't come cheap.

          With so much money involved, I'm sure the lobbying is intense.

          I'm surprised the US gov can't handle this cloud storage task themselves...


          Next month, the Defense Department is expected to bid out a lucrative contract that will task a single cloud provider with building the cloud the U.S. military will use for war.

          The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract—perhaps worth as much as $10 billion over 10 years—will put a commercial company in charge of hosting and distributing mission-critical workloads and classified military secrets to warfighters around the globe.

          Many experts believe Amazon Web Services is considered the odds-on favorite to win JEDI because it already hosts classified data, yet public jockeying for the department’s business spotlights a larger battle among industry for dominion over a growing federal cloud market.

          The Defense Department awarded about $2.3 billion in cloud computing contracts in fiscal 2017, according to an estimate from Deltek, a research firm that crunches government spending data. Deltek predicts Defense spending on cloud could grow 20 percent year over year through 2022 and a total potential cloud market across the federal government of more than $6 billion. Those estimates came before the department released JEDI and another cloud contract with an $8 billion ceiling.

          https://www.nextgov.com/it-moderniza...ud-war/147788/
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          • #6
            Hold on a second: given all the security breaches the various US Gov't agencies and all manner of corporations have suffered in recent years, does it really make sense to put important DoD materials on a cloud, a cloud owned and operated by a private contractor?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
              Hold on a second: given all the security breaches the various US Gov't agencies and all manner of corporations have suffered in recent years, does it really make sense to put important DoD materials on a cloud, a cloud owned and operated by a private contractor?
              Exactly!



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              • #8
                Originally posted by Persephone View Post
                This must be done to upgrade military technology. Sadly it doesn't come cheap.

                With so much money involved, I'm sure the lobbying is intense.

                I'm surprised the US gov can't handle this cloud storage task themselves...
                They should, if only to maintain security. Sounds like the Belgians and Eban Emael to me. They hired the Germans to build their fortress because they were cheaper, giving the Germans full knowledge and blueprints when they attacked.

                This is why we study history, so we don't do bone-headed things again...and again. Of course, the military probably lacks the capability, so they should turn to the NSA and find out what contractor they used.
                Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                • #9
                  Some think the bidding process is unfair and geared toward awarding contract to Amazon. Congress want more info from Mattis on the bidding process and contract requirements.



                  The House Armed Services Committee will debate a provision next week that would fence half the total budget of the Pentagon's new and controversial cloud computing contract until additional information is provided to Congress, according to committee staffers.

                  The Pentagon, meanwhile, is scheduled to deliver two reports justifying and detailing its cloud acquisition strategy on Monday.

                  https://insidedefense.com/insider/co...ntract-funding
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                  • #10
                    Amazon is already under investigation, so they're out.
                    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                    • #11
                      I would hope there was a way to see if the other entrants were contributing heavily to the Democrats.

                      Pruitt
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                        Sounds like the Belgians and Eban Emael to me. They hired the Germans to build their fortress because they were cheaper, giving the Germans full knowledge and blueprints when they attacked.
                        This is why we study history..
                        "Fake history" I'm afraid,

                        although a quite well established myth in the US apparently.

                        The fort at Eben Emael ( it was a number of forts in fact, spread out over 75ha) was built by 7 different Belgian companies from 1932 onward, and was still ongoing by 1940.

                        Design is attributed to Belgian army engineers, no Germans involved. (Although German private companies did work on the nearby Albert Canal.)

                        Zeven Belgische firma’s werden voor de constructiewerken ingeschakeld. De zogenaamde constructie van het fort door Duitse firma’s is een fabeltje en werd waarschijnlijk ingegeven door de werkzaamheden van deze buitenlandse firma’s aan het nabijgelegen Albertkanaal in dezelfde periode. In 1935 was de ruwbouw van het fort al gerealiseerd; van dan af begonnen afwerking- en aanpassingwerken die tot 10 mei 1940 bleven aanslepen. De kostprijs tot 1936: 50 miljoen BEF (toenmalige, lopende prijzen).
                        http://www.fort-eben-emael.be/nl/ove...denis/het-fort
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                        • #13
                          There is already a cloud out there that the Government has established that is more then capable of doing the job. It stores everything electronic being done by every citizen and business in the US. It's called the NSA. You are already a member.

                          http://www.nsa-cloud.com/
                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Data_Center
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                          • #14
                            Wasn't it NSA secrets that were leaked by Snowden?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nikki View Post
                              Wasn't it NSA secrets that were leaked by Snowden?
                              You can't make a system Clinton proof.
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