DOD's Deasy continues to defend JEDI to skeptics

FedScoop: Department of Defense CIO Dana Deasy continues to defend the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, reassuring congressional leaders that even though the original proposal was written in 2018, its requirements are still sound.

Deasy‘s comments came in a mid-November letter sent to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who had shown some skepticism of the cloud contract in questions he previously sent to the DOD CIO. Deasy said the contract, which originally went up for bid in 2018, is still relevant since it has requirements for “commercial parity,” meaning any advancements the eventual service provider releases to the commercial market needs to be available to DOD as well.

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