The Department of Defense’s cloud computing project has been controversial from the start.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

July 14, 2020

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The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project may hold the dubious distinction of being the most contested federal government contract of all time. Worth at least $10 billion, the value of the single-vendor cloud computing contract arguably lies more in the prestige and long-term potential than the money. That’s why Amazon Web Services is duking things out in court against the Department of Defense, which late last year chose Microsoft Azure for the JEDI contract. The project has, since its inception in 2017, been fraught with lawsuits, chaos and word-slinging. And all that’s only ramped up since last October.

Get up to speed on the early movements, and what’s coming next for the JEDI contract, in the slideshow above.

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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