DoD announces JWCC contract awards
On December 7, the Department of Defense announced the awarding of the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contracts to Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), Google Support Services LLC, Microsoft Corporation, and Oracle. JWCC is a multiple-award contract vehicle that will provide the DoD the opportunity to acquire commercial cloud capabilities and services directly from the commercial Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) at the speed of mission, at all classification levels, from headquarters to the tactical edge.
This Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle offers commercial pricing, or better, and streamlined provisioning of cloud services. With JWCC, warfighters will now have the opportunity to acquire the following capabilities under one contract:
- Global accessibility
- Available and resilient services
- Centralized management and distributed control
- Ease of use
- Commercial parity
- Elastic computing, storage, and network infrastructure
- Advanced data analytics
- Fortified security
- Tactical edge devices
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