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July JEDI update

My weekend gift – an update on JEDI!     That pentagon contract which is simply too much fun to watch being fought over.

The Pentagon is expected to update its decision awarding the deal to Microsoft by the end of next month.   Announced in an online press conference, the Pentagon says plans are on schedule, barring any last-minute unforeseen issues.

Why do we care?

There’s a certain entertainment value I freely admit I’m getting from watching this play out.

Besides that, there is the obvious validation either company is looking for in their cloud solution.   This is a crown jewel contract from a visibility perspective.

I’m mostly interested now in the criteria of the winner – its not just going to be technical, as it’s also moved into the realm of politics.  What will close this deal now? 

Source: CRN