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Over $200M in Contracts Awarded Under Pentagon Enterprise Cloud Vehicle, DISA Chief Says

Robert Skinner

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Over $200M in Contracts Awarded Under Pentagon Enterprise Cloud Vehicle, DISA Chief Says

The director of the Defense Information Systems Agency said over $200 million worth of orders have been awarded under the Department of Defense’s $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capacity contract vehicle.

Speaking at the AFCEA TechNet Augusta conference, Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, a 2023 Wash100 awardee, said 13 JWCC task orders have been issued and 13 more are in the pipelines. Under the contract vehicle, Oracle, Amazon, Google and Microsoft compete for task orders to deliver cloud-related services spanning unclassified, secret and top-secret designations.

Skinner did not specify which companies won what contracts but noted that various organizations are using JWCC, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.

JWCC was introduced in December as a contract vehicle allowing the military to secure global accessibility, resilient services, flexible computing and networking, advanced data analytics, tactical-edge technologies and other cloud solutions. Since its introduction, the DOD and other government agencies have focused on ensuring that the contract delivers as expected.

In January, the National Security Agency simulated attacks on zero trust security systems on cloud platforms owned by JWCC contractors. The exercise was designed to ensure that hackers could not exploit contractors’ systems and exploit data.

More recently, DOD Chief Information Officer and 2023 Wash100 awardee John Sherman ordered all existing cloud services to transition to JWCC. He also required future cloud services sought by DOD components to be procured through the contract vehicle.

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