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Pentagon Cancels JEDI Project

The Pentagon is scrapping its $10 billion ‘JEDI’ project.

No, it wasn’t a plan to arm the U.S. military with lightsabers – JEDI stood for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, a cloud-computing project contract with Microsoft that the DoD says “no longer meets the requirements”.

Instead, the Pentagon will move on to a new cloud computing venture with a far less catchy name: ‘Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability’, or JWCC. The new contract will likely involve both Microsoft and Amazon, and possibly other providers like Google.

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