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Air Force kicks off Cloud One follow-on contract with new RFI

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The development of Cloud One Next contract comes as the Pentagon prepares its own $9 billion JWCC contract.

Losing bidders protest Air Force's $5.7B Enterprise IT as a Service award to CACI

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Accenture, Peraton and Science Applications International Corp. each filed their protests Friday with the Government Accountability Office.

DOD wants JADC2; service members still want working computers

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Nearly eight months after the "Fix Our Computers" letter went viral, DefenseScoop checks in on what's happened since.

Air Force awards $5.7B contract for enterprise IT as a service

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The Air Force has awarded a $5.7 billion blanket purchase agreement to an industry team led by CACI NSS for Enterprise Information Technology as a Service (EITaaS) Wave 1, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. The EITaaS program is meant to outsource basic IT services so that the Air Force can free up airmen for more specialized, cyber-focused network defense and mission assurance. Wave 1 serves as an upgrade with improved and…

Air Force CIO releases IT strategy to run through fiscal 2028

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The Air Force has released an interim “CIO strategy” meant to hone the department’s IT efforts through fiscal 2028. CIO Lauren Knausenberger announced the interim strategy Monday at the Department of the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower 2022 event in Montgomery, Alabama, saying that she expects a final version will be approved “in the coming days.” “This was our effort to publicly go to the next level of detail…

Contract award imminent for EITaaS Wave 1, Air Force CIO says

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The Air Force is “close” to issuing a contract award for Wave 1 of its Enterprise IT as a Service (EITaaS) initiative, according to the chief information officer. A few years ago, the Air Force embarked on outsourcing much of its IT functions to private industry to free up its own personnel from doing mundane network activities so they could focus more on proactive functions such as hunting threats on…

Pentagon faces shortage of edge-computing capability for space systems

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The Department of Defense wants to leverage artificial intelligence and edge computing for satellite communications, but today’s systems have shortcomings, Pentagon officials say. Artificial intelligence and space technology are critical for enabling the Pentagon’s vision of Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), among other modernization efforts. “Fundamentally, I would like to use edge-based devices to do most of our AI compute,” Lisa Costa, chief technology and innovation officer for the…

Air Force CIO: 'We're not waiting' for JWCC

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While the Department of Defense hopes to award contracts to cloud providers later this year for its enterprisewide Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC), the Air Force is planning to continue building out its Cloud One platform as its cloud environment of choice. “The short story is we’re not waiting, we haven’t waited, we will continue to not wait for anybody else to come and provide us with capability,” Air Force…

After calls to 'fix our computers,' military CIOs pledge to get it right

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CIOs across the Department of Defense have heeded the widely circulated complaints of defense personnel, who took to social media platforms in recent weeks calling on senior leaders to “fix our computers.” “The DoD and Military Department CIOs have taken the dialogue around the need to ‘fix our computers’ at DoD to heart,” reads a brief note posted on LinkedIn Friday, signed jointly by DOD CIO John Sherman and Kelly Fletcher,…