WASHINGTON >> The Pentagon is considering how to make a massive move to cloud computing, officials said Monday, suggesting that it might end the so-called JEDI contract, potentially worth $ 10 billion, to Microsoft Corp. was awarded, could be deleted, which is, however, faced with legal challenges.
“We need to assess where we are in relation to the ongoing litigation and see how the division is best doing,” Pentagon deputy press secretary Jamal Brown said, quoting Assistant Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks’ remarks at a public forum At the end of last month.
Hicks said at the time that she could not comment on the litigation or how the Pentagon would proceed. However, moving to cloud computing is imperative for a number of reasons, including cybersecurity.
“For all of these reasons, moving to a cloud architecture will be critical to innovation in this department and we need to assess where we are in view of the ongoing litigation related to …