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Defense Department to Identify JWCC Follow-Up in Early 2024

John Sherman,


Department of Defense

Defense Department to Identify JWCC Follow-Up in Early 2024

The Department of Defense is set to begin looking for a successor for its competitive multi-cloud, multi-vendor contracting vehicle.

Speaking at the DODIIS Worldwide Conference on Wednesday, DOD Chief Information Officer John Sherman, a 2023 Wash100 winner, said the department will consider the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract’s possible successor in 2024. According to Sherman, the Defense Information Systems Agency will play a crucial role in the creation of “JWCC 2.0.”

Sherman did not provide a timeline for when the JWCC follow-up will be released but pointed out that the DOD is committed to the multi-cloud, multi-vendor arrangement, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday.

The DOD has been working to get components to transition into the JWCC.

In October, U.S. Army CIO Leo Garciga said he directed the service to move applications from the Cloud Account Management Optimization contract to JWCC and adopt the multibillion-dollar contracting vehicle. Garciga added that while the JWCC transition is one of the Army’s top priorities, it should not obstruct current missions.

The Army’s JWCC transition effort falls under the DOD’s mandate, announced in August, for all cloud services to transition to the JWCC. The mandate also required future cloud services sought by DOD components to be procured through the contracting vehicle.

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