The Department of Defense has awarded Amazon’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) cloud computing business, Google, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) positions on the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract worth potentially $9 billion over five and a half years.
DOD said Wednesday JWCC is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that will enable the department to directly procure enterprisewide cloud service offerings from commercial service providers across all classification levels and security domains.
Throughout the contract period, mission owners can acquire elastic computing, storage and network infrastructure; tactical edge devices; fortified security; advanced data analytics; and centralized management and distributed control; among other capabilities.
AWS, Microsoft, Oracle and Google Support Services will perform work in their respective sites in Washington, California and Virginia through June 8, 2028.
Washington Headquarters Services in Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity and will obligate funds upon issuance of individual orders.
In July 2021, the Pentagon unveiled JWCC as a multivendor procurement effort to replace the single-award Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud program and provide a capability to link forces across ground, air, space, maritime and cyber domains in support of Joint All-Domain Command and Control.
In November 2021, the department asked the four companies to bid on the IDIQ contract.