Oracle’s bid protest criticizing the Pentagon’s procurement process for the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud system contract could set the stage for future additional protests. On Sunday, October 27, 2019, Government Matters interviewed PilieroMazza‘s Lauren Brier on the JEDI contract and its potential impact on federal procurement and the IT industry. Ms. Brier, a member of the Firm’s Government Contracts Group, was joined by fellow panelists Stan Soloway, President and CEO of Celero Strategies and Roger Waldron, President of The Coalition for Government Procurement. Please visit this link to view the interview and click on this link to view the related blog. To view Ms. Brier’s previous interview on this topic, please visit this link. Below were topics of discussion.
- Protests: Could there possibly be additional protests? How soon and how long would they take, and from whom (could Oracle protest again)?
- Procurement Timeline: How soon could Microsoft start work?
- Funding: How is DoD going to pay for the contract? Is this really a $10 billion dollar contract?