DOD Cancels JEDI Contract
July 6, 2021
Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) canceled the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud solicitation and initiated contract termination procedures. The Department has determined that, due to evolving requirements, increased cloud conversancy, and industry advances, the JEDI Cloud contract no longer meets its needs. The Department continues to have unmet cloud capability gaps for enterprise-wide, commercial cloud services at all three classification levels that work at the tactical edge, at scale -- these needs have only advanced in recent years with efforts such as Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) and the Artificial Intelligence and Data Acceleration (ADA) initiative.
was developed at a time when the Departmentís needs were different and
both the CSPs technology and our cloud conversancy was less mature. In
light of new initiatives like JADC2 and AI and Data Acceleration (ADA),
the evolution of the cloud ecosystem within DoD, and changes in user
requirements to leverage multiple cloud environments to execute mission,
our landscape has advanced and a new way-ahead is warranted to achieve
dominance in both traditional and non-traditional warfighting domains,"
said John Sherman, acting DoD Chief Information Officer.