Deasy: Biggest JEDI mistake was letting the narrative slip away from DOD

FedScoop: The Department of Defense’s biggest mistake in its now yearslong effort to develop and award the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract is that it let the narrative escape its control, CIO Dana Deasy said Wednesday

“Once you let the narrative get away from you … trying to recover is nearly impossible,” Deasy said during the Forbes CIO Summit Virtual Series Wednesday of the $10 billion contract, which is still tied up in legal limbo. The DOD agreed to take corrective actions on the acquisition based on complaints Amazon Web Services waged against it in a protest of Microsoft’s win of the award late last year.

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