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DoD Defends Request for 120-Day Remand to Review JEDI Contract Award Decision

The Department of Defense asked a federal judge to approve its motion for a 120-day remand to reassess its decision to award the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Nextgov reported Monday.

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Salesforce’s Darryl Peek: Agencies Should Empower Employees to Improve Customer Experience

Darryl Peek, senior manager of global government solutions at Salesforce's (NYSE: CRM) public sector, has said agencies seeking to enhance the customer experience and come up with a customer-centric strategy should start with elevating the employee experience. Peek wrote that "organizations must focus on empowering employees — and they can do so by delivering tools that unlock efficiency, increase transparency and strengthen culture on the cloud."

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C3.ai, Microsoft Partner to Launch Digital Transformation Institute to Advance Scientific AI Innovation; Thomas Siebel, Eric Horvitz Quoted

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C3.ai, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and multiple universities have partnered to release two major initiatives: C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute and C3.ai DTI First Call for Research Proposals, C3.ai announced on Thursday

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Amazon Wants Court to Require DoD to Review JEDI Contract Bids

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Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has asked the court to deny the Department of Defense’s request to reassess its decision to award the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), GeekWire reported Tuesday. Amazon requests the court to direct DoD to review the proposals with respect to all of the concerns it has raised in its protest, according to the company’s motion opposing the Pentagon review unsealed Tuesday.

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Salesforce’s Rob Stein: Cloud Key to Agency Service Delivery, Mission Achievement

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Rob Stein, senior vice president for North America public sector at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), has said the adoption of cloud could help government agencies deliver improved services to citizens and carry out their missions. “Cloud can co-exist with legacy infrastructure to unlock data that resides in back-office systems, deliver it across the enterprise and provide the agility needed to make it highly applicable to just about any mission need,” Stein wrote.

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Unisys Awarded $144M Pennsylvania Cloud Services Contract Extension; Michael Morrison Quoted

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Unisys (NYSE: UIS) announced on Monday that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has selected the company to continue to provide private hybrid cloud services as well as an integrated security framework and related disaster recovery services through the Pa. Compute Services (PACS) contract.

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Report: DoD Requests 120 Days to Review JEDI Contract Award Decision

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The Department of Defense said it intends to “reconsider certain aspects” of its move to award the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), GeekWire reported Thursday. DoD asked the court for 120 days to review the contract decision and reconsider its assessment of the bidders’ “online marketplace offerings,” according to a motion for voluntary remand obtained by the publication.

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Salesforce’s Matt Goodrich: Evolving Cloud Security Helps Agencies Improve Citizen Service Delivery

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Matt Goodrich, principal solutions engineer at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), has said the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program sets a standardized approach to cloud security in the federal government and its continuous evolution has resulted in agencies starting to realize that the cloud offers better security. Goodrich wrote that agencies now see security as a fundamental part of the development process from the beginning and their level of trust in cloud deployments enables them to quickly develop applications designed to support the needs of employees and citizens.

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