The Department of Defense has narrowed the competition for its $10 billion, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract to a choice between Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, according to a DoD spokesperson.
According to DoD, Microsoft and AWS were the only two vendors to meet the requirements for the JEDI contract, and the decision between them will come in early July at the soonest.
“After evaluating all of the proposals received, the Department of Defense has made a competitive range determination for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud request for proposals, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations,” said Elissa Smith, spokeswoman at DoD, in a statement to MeriTalk.
The procurement is a cornerstone of DoD’s Cloud Strategy, and will serve general computing needs in the cloud once implemented. However, Smith made note of the multi-cloud approach across the department.
“The scope and complexity of DOD’s mission requires multiple clouds from multiple vendors. JEDI is one element of DOD’s overall multi-cloud strategy and part of larger efforts to modernize information technology across the DOD enterprise,” she said.