Cloud

Pentagon Splits $9B Cloud Effort Among Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Oracle

All four had been shortlisted for JWCC, DOD's do-over of its giant JEDI cloud contract effort.

Google Cloud Gets DOD's Blessing. But Will It Win Contracts?

Within days, the Pentagon is expected to announce winners of its up-to-$9 billion tactical cloud effort.

Pentagon on Track to Award $9B Cloud Contract in December

The Pentagon’s Chief Information Officer said the multi-cloud, multi-vendor JWCC contract will be awarded “in about a month.”

How the Air Force Is Preparing for Good and Bad Comms in the Pacific

The service’s top lab is also working on commercial cloud offerings and facilitating classified software development.

The U.S. Army Is Testing A Data Platform Just For Intel Officers

It’s part of a larger effort to use commercial and cloud-based technologies to make the service more data centric.

The Air Force Has A Plan To #Fixourcomputers and More

After airman complaints go viral, USAF CIO promises to make the service’s IT more generally reliable and capable.

‘Collaborative, Portable Autonomy’ Is the Future of AI for Special Operations

Creating autonomous teams in contested environments will be a challenge of technology—and policy.

US Army Is Battle-Testing Cloud Computing

Various commands are trying out the service's cArmy infrastructure for common operating pictures, training, and more.

Navy, Microsoft Team Up for R&D—and the Rights to Sell What Emerges

The Seattle-based tech giant will get access to Naval Postgraduate School facilities and the chance to negotiate exclusive rights for technology it helps develop there.

Pentagon Delays Department-wide Cloud, Again

Officials say they didn't expect to need so much time to choose among four bids for a $9 billion cloud contract.

‘Slow-Boil Crisis’: DIA Needs More Capability to Track Russian, Chinese Tech Work

It takes years to train intelligence analysts, but the Pentagon doesn’t have “that kind of time.”

Amazon Offers 2nd Air-Gapped Cloud For Top-Secret Data

The new cloud's data centers are "more than 1,000 miles" away from the northern-Virginia complex that serves U.S. intelligence and defense agencies.

NSA Awards Secret Up-to-$10B Contract to Amazon

A Microsoft protest of the decision has revealed some details about the U.S. intelligence community's second multi-billion dollar cloud award of the year.

Special Report

Climate Change Is Already Disrupting the Military. It Will Get Worse, Officials Say

Even as wildfires drain National Guard resources, the Pentagon is racing to develop computer models that can better guide decisions about sustainability efforts.

JEDI Cloud Update Coming Soon, Says Pentagon's No. 2

Kathleen Hicks said the department is assessing just how it will buy large-scale cloud services.

If the Pentagon Drops JEDI, Then What?

DOD says the contract’s enterprise capabilities are still needed. But there are new cloud technologies that could fill the bill.