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Amazon Wants Court to Require DoD to Review JEDI Contract Bids

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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Ellen Lord: Defense Industrial Base Workforce Should Continue Working as Part of Critical Infrastructure

The Department of Defense on Friday released two memos to address key concerns identified by defense trade groups during the four daily update calls on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic led by Jennifer Santos, deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial policy. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, on Friday issued a memo saying the defense industrial base is considered as a critical infrastructure sector by the Department of Homeland Security and that its workforce should maintain normal work schedules to meet national security requirements.

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Mark Esper: DoD to Open Testing Labs, Readies Hospital Ships in Response to Coronavirus

Defense Secretary and 2020 Wash100 awardee Mark Esper said the Department of Defense would open up to 16 laboratories to test civilians for the new coronavirus and offer up to 5M respirator masks and 2K specialized ventilators, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The U.S. military is also preparing its hospital ships, USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy, for possible deployment to U.S. locations facing increasing number of COVID-19 cases, particularly in Washington state and New York.  

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

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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Federal Judge Discloses Opinion on Amazon’s Key Argument in DoD JEDI Cloud Contract Challenge

A federal judge said in court documents unsealed Friday that Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is likely to succeed on one of its main arguments in its protest to the Department of Defense’s decision to award Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract, Reuters reported Sunday.

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Ellen Lord: Pentagon’s CMMC Program Draws International Interest

Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said several international partners have expressed interest in adopting the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. The Potomac Officers Club will host its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2. Click here to register for the event.

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Stacy Bostjanick: Pentagon to Release CMMC Training Guidelines in March

Stacy Bostjanick, director of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification policy within the office of the defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said the Department of Defense will issue in late March the training guides for CMMC to help vendors comply with certification requirements, Signal Magazine reported Thursday. The Potomac Officers Club will host its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2. Click here to register for the event.

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Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist Named to 2020 Wash100 for Driving DoD’s Budget Management Initiatives

Executive Mosaic is honored to present David Norquist, deputy secretary of the Department of Defense, as an inductee into the 2020 edition of the Wash100 Award for leading the department’s initiatives to improve financial management for its components and service branches.

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