The Pentagon awards JWCC

The Defense Department will use four vendors to provide cloud services through the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability contract. The Department made the announcement Wednesday afternoon; the official rollout was at a news conference Thursday with DoD CIO John Sherman; DISA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner; DoD Deputy CIO for Information Environment Lily Zeleke; and the Director of DISA's Hosting and Compute Center, Sharon Wood. Today's show leads off with a highlight of the news conference; you can watch the entire news conference here.

More on JWCC from Federal News NetworkDefenseScoop, and Nextgov.

Acquisition experts Joe Jordan, former Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, and Stan Soloway, a member of the Defense Business Board, explain why they're not surprised by the award, and what comes next for the agency, and the vendors who will compete for task orders on the contract.

PHOTO: Department of Defense Chief Information Officer John Sherman, Defense Information Systems Agency Director U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, Department of Defense Deputy CIO for Information Environment Lily Zeleke, and DISA Hosting and Compute Center Director Sharon Wood hold a press briefing on the Department of Defense’s award of the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2022. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexander Kubitza)

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