Oracle Protests JEDI RFP
The formal protest overshadows Pentagon's move to cloud computing.
Oracle, one of several companies vying for the U.S. Defense Department’s potential $10 billion, 10-year cloud computing contact known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), launched a formal protest yesterday, less than two weeks after the Defense Department released its official solicitation for the contract.
Companies have until September 17 to respond to the request for proposals. The Government Accountability Office will issue its decision on the protest by November 14.
Competitors include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google. The contract has been controversial because the Defense Department plans to award the lucrative contract to only one company. Some critics feel the solicitation is slanted in favor of Amazon Web Services, which already has experience providing classified cloud services to the intelligence community.