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Google wants to be a part of the next big Defense Department cloud contract.
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, wrote in a blog post Nov. 11 that it should be considered alongside Microsoft and Amazon to compete for the Defense Department’s major cloud program meant to replace the scuttled JEDI program.
“We know very little about the specifics of the [request for proposal] because it has not yet been issued and Google has not yet been invited to bid. Most of our information is based on what we know of the JEDI proposal as well as what we have learned as part of the JWCC market research process,” Kurian wrote. “However, if we are invited to be part of the JWCC contract, we will absolutely bid.”
DOD announced the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) as a replacement of the controversial Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract in July. Unlike JEDI, JWCC is intended to be a multi-cloud, multi-vendor award that will select from a pre-approved group of companies. The Defense Department has already identified Microsoft and Amazon as potentially capable of fulfilling the requirement. JWCC is slated to fully stand…