11 Mar '18, 8pm

DOD kicks off winner-take-all among tech firms for multibillion-dollar cloud-computing contract - Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — After months of scrutiny, complaints and at least one legal action, a group of Pentagon leaders sought to assure the country’s top technology companies Wednesday that the competition to build an internet cloud network for the Defense Department would be an open and fair competition. Speaker after speaker in a packed hotel ballroom in Pentagon City, Virginia, stressed that the Defense Department needs to upgrade its often-antiquated technology as a matter of urgent national security, and they insisted the program had the attention of the agency’s top leaders. “This is not another IT project,” Air Force Brig. Gen. David Krumm said during the meeting, known as an “industry day.” This is going to make a difference like few things have — to get data to our warfighters when and where he or she needs it.” “Whichever one of you wins this, am I am challenging you to br...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/dod-kicks-off-winner-take...

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