These Tech Giants Get Pentagon’s 

$9 Billion Cloud Deal

December 08, 2022 Story: Divya Sinha

Pentagon gives $9 billion cloud deal to Google, Oracle, Amazon and Microsoft through 2028.

Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability is an IT modernization project to build a large, common commercial cloud for the Department of Defense.

This will allow the Department of Defense to deliver globally available cloud services across the enterprise across all security domains and classification levels.

The move comes months after the Department of Defense delayed its decision to award a company-wide JWCC contract.

Originally, the Department of Defense awarded Microsoft JEDI in 2019.

A legal battle ensued when Amazon challenged the Pentagon's decision. Oracle also contested the Pentagon's choice.

The deal will allow the military to keep pace with many of the private sector companies that have split their cloud computing work among multiple vendors.