The iterative occurrence of cyberattacks in the U.S. is now alarming whereby the Department of Justice, DoJ, has declared such an act should be treated with a terrorist-like response. While the Department of Defence, DoD, (also known as the Pentagon) announced the termination of its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, JEDI, project, TechBooky writes.
During the press conference DoD held at Pentagon, the agency revealed its reason for the terminating project JEDI due to the outraging “cloud conversancy, and industry advances, the JEDI Cloud contract no longer meets its needs.” The agency has determined to evolve with its security requirements since JEDI is yet to improve in line with the intent of establishing JEDI.
Technology analyst suggests Microsoft’s recent relapse of the sustainable data breach that continues to spread towards other companies it had provided security or cloud services. For instance, Microsoft is linked with several data breaches, including Synnex, SolarWind, FireEye, etc.
It is no-brainer make-believe will suggest Amazon would have done a better job if they were executive to directing JEDI’s operations. At the time, Amazon disclosed they would do a better job, still, the tech company got replaced with another cybersecurity firm, Redmond.
Amazon filed a lawsuit to challenged the DoD’s decision which turned out unfavorably for Amazon. At the time, Donald Trump was president — he despised all that had to do with Jeff Bezos, the previous chief executive of Amazon. Due to a political vendetta JEDI was administered by Microsoft and Redmond, instead of Microsoft and Amazon — I strongly agree that two big head is bigger.
Still, Pentagon’s top-level management revealed the previous president had nothing to do with influencing JEDI’s administration — neither did the current president Joe Biden consent to probe JEDI’s previous recruitment process.
Microsoft said they comprehend the “DOD’s rationale, and we support them and every military member who needs the mission-critical 21st-century technology JEDI would have provided. The DOD faced a difficult choice: continue with what could be a years-long litigation battle or find another path forward,” the software company updated their blog spot immediately after the information left Pentagon.
Microsoft continued: “The security of the United States is more important than any single contract, and we know that Microsoft will do well when the nation does well.” It worth noting that JEDI has been in service for 20 months without any recorded default — the software company suggests DoD suspend their decision and upgrade JEDI’s IT infrastructure.
However, Amazon spokesman came out to trash Microsoft as it appears they have failed in providing competent security services. “Unfortunately, the contract award was not based on the merits of the proposals and instead was the result of outside influence that has no place in government procurement.”
Amazon’s spokesman bragged about “ensuring that our the U.S. warfighters and defense partners have access to the best technology at the best price is stronger than ever. We look forward to continuing to support the DOD’s modernization efforts and building solutions that help accomplish their critical missions.”
Just as the JEDI is terminated, the DoD reassigned a new agency contract called the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability, JWCC — this multi-vendor agency is expected to be administered by Amazon and Microsoft (if they resolve their technology default asap). According to the DoD report, JWCC will be commissioned next year while it processes broader security authentication by 2025.