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The US Department of Defense has announced contracts for cloud computing services valued at up to $9 billion to AWS, Google, Microsoft and Oracle. The contracts were awarded under the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) – the successor to the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) deal that sought a …

  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    How to Fix Up or FCUK Everything Up Good and Proper v2.0?*

    Something for all to bear in mind regarding that Pentagon JEDI v2.0 news flash and the unsurprising military co-opting of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle and Google services.

    It is sure to have mega surprising and totally unforeseen repercussions and unexpected consequences, opening up as it does to explosive exploitation and deep and quiet stealthy infiltration, the national and international defence industry base to giant virtual streamers over which/whom the destructive militarily minded will have no effective paramilitary minded influence, physical command or absolute virtual control which, if that is the New Long March Plan to defeat conflict, would definitely be most welcome.

    And able novel competition in such such fields of endeavour and enterprise, experimentation and exploitation is honestly healthy if not in opposition.

    Nice to see you, to see you nice, Uncle Sam, unfashionably late as you are to the party again and Greater IntelAIgent Games Play.


    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      A Word or Two of Warning to Heed Though ......and Gravely To be Regarded

      Be aware and beware not to abuse the accommodation and create a parasitic enemy of oneself by falling into the easy misuse trap ..... Weaponising Big Tech ...... which introduces one to the hypermanic might of flash backlash blasts heralding the arrival of deliveries of hellish treats from devilish devices ..... and IT takes no prisoners.

  2. Roger Kynaston

    new acronym

    Backup Operations Resilience Group need to do the implementation of this new deal.

    1. that one in the corner Silver badge

      Re: new acronym

      Vast Amounts of Defence Expenditure Released, demanding that the denizens of Cloud City provide service to the US Emperor.

      1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

        Re: new acronym

        Vast Amounts of Defence Expenditure Released, demanding that the denizens of Cloud City provide service to the US Emperor. .... that one in the corner

        Why change a good thing, if it works exceedingly well, that one in the corner,

        The most usual, very successful ploy in the past is to grant billions of dollars to that which, or to they/he/she/it who commands and controls the service wished to be provided to/for Uncle Sam .... in order to be provided for in a mutually beneficial positively reinforcing regenerative loop ...... exceptional circle of novel need and excessive feed and superlative seed. A simple solution to a complex problem whenever one knows where secure payment is to go and remain always available for further supply feeds and needs and seeds.

        Here is some very recently released news of their procurement of operational supply plans, but with no indication at all, as one might reasonably fully expect, of any outstanding success for missionaries exercising and beta testing pioneering facilities and surreal abilities in novel strange spooky fields of enterprise and experimentation .......

        That may, or may not, more than suggest to date, ongoing failure to engage and reward adequately such as would be a dream provider in a universal market place of many with the means to provide what is clearly needed for the supply of that which very few will ever need to know anything about ... let alone have an inkling of nearly practically everything about its supply chains/cores/streams.

        Such has always been the way of Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information and Secret Intelligence Service type things ..... because of the havoc and destruction, chaos and catastrophe such things can so easily wreak.

  3. Claptrap314 Silver badge

    I'm shocked.

    Shocked! at this outcome.

    If China has the patience to wait another two or three decades, they won't have to do anything but roll over us.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Let the finger pointing begin in three, two, one...

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