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Google Won’t Compete for Pentagon’s $10B JEDI Cloud Deal

October 09, 2018 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Google won’t bid for the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract, dubbed JEDI, because the work may not support the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) principles. JEDI, which stands for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, is a 10-year deal with the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide cloud services for all branches of the military. A Google spokesman told Bloomberg on Monday that JEDI may conflict with the company’s corporate values. “We are not bidding on the JEDI contract because first we couldn’t be assured that it would align with our AI principles,” a Google spokesman said. “And second we determined that there were portions of the contract that were out of scope with our current government certifications.”