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DOD issues JEDI draft pricing scenarios

On June 1, the Pentagon released for comment the draft price scenarios and a draft price scenario build-up template for its massive Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract.

The $10 billion contract is set to be a single-award contract for a commercial cloud solution both infrastructure and platform as a service.

The final solicitation for JEDI was expected in May, but the Defense Department says it is still reviewing it.

The JEDI contract has been controversial  since its start because of its single-award format that many in industry say will reduce competition and cut DOD off from emerging innovations.

DOD has stood by the approach and is saying it wants a single cloud to create a data lake for better use of machine learning and other analytics. A single award will also allow DOD to move more quickly than it would if it competed every task order, the agency says.

Comments are due by 2 p.m. Eastern time on June 6. This release presumably moves DOD closer to releasing the final request for proposals, but we know it won't be before June 7.

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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

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