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DOD Eyes Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability Contract Awards in December; John Sherman Quoted

The Department of Defense plans to award cloud infrastructure services contracts worth potentially $9 billion combined in December under the five-year Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability program, CNBC reported Tuesday.

In July 2021, DOD launched JWCC as a multivendor procurement effort to replace the single-award Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing program and announced plans to award contracts by April 2022.

We’ve recognized that our schedule was maybe a little too ahead of what we thought, and that now we’re going to wrap up in the fall and we’re aiming to award in December,” said John Sherman, DOD’s chief information officer and acting chief digital and artificial intelligence officer.

In November 2021, the Pentagon invited Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) and Google to compete for the JWCC contract, which has a base period of three years and two option years.

Sherman said work under the JWCC program would span across three security classifications and run within and outside the U.S.

POC - 3rd Annual CIO Summit

Sherman, a 2022 Wash100 Award winner, will keynote the Potomac Officers Club’s 3rd Annual CIO Summit, scheduled for April 26. Visit the Potomac Officers Club site to learn more about this event and view POC’s full calendar.

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