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Here are some early adopters of the controversial JEDI cloud

Here are some early adopters of the controversial JEDI cloud

There will be 14 early adopters of the Pentagon’s controversial new enterprisewide general-purpose cloud, Defense Department CIO Dana Deasy said Dec. 12.

Deasy, speaking at the AFCEA NOVA Air Force IT Day, said parties eyeing a move to the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud are U.S. Transportation Command, Special Operations Command, Joint Special Operations Command and the Navy.

“What’s really unique is the variety of the 14 early adopters allows us to test various principles on JEDI from the tactical edge all the way to the top secret — needing to use the cross-domain,” Deasy said. “So we’re going to learn fairly quickly what it takes to actually now go from the strategic vision to the ability to stand it up and to bring it to life.”

Federal Times asked the Department of Defense to provide the other 10 components among the first movers. A DoD spokesperson didn’t immediately respond.

The DoD wants the JEDI cloud to consolidate data for use by the warfighter at the tactical edge.

Deasy reiterated what he told Defense News earlier in the week: that the unclassified JEDI environment will be ready in February, with the “secret” environment ready six months after that. There is also no specific timeline for the top-secret environment.

He said that there are meetings every two weeks where the JEDI team discusses the “60 to 70 services” that must be ready to go when the unclassified environment kicks off.

DoD awarded the JEDI contract to Microsoft over Amazon Web Services, which recently filed a protest in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that relied heavily on interference allegations against President Donald Trump. The contract is potentially worth $10 billion over 10 years.