Protest filing by Oracle regarding the JEDI RFP issued by the Department of Defense.

Software giant Oracle is challenging the Pentagon’s decision to choose just one company for a not-yet-awarded $10 billion cloud computing contract, according to a bid protest document reviewed by The Washington Post, firing off a salvo in what is shaping up to be a heated competition among tech giants for one of the biggest government software contracts in years.

Oracle took the unusual step of bringing its protest long before contractors have even submitted bids, alleging that the procurement of what is called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) has been problematic from the outset. In the bid protest document dated Aug. 6, the company accused the Pentagon of failing to adhere to procurement regulations and pursuing a strategy that will hurt the U.S. military’s technological prowess.

Washington Post

Note, I got a real kick out of the footnote referencing Heraclitus of Ephesus (for something he didn’t actually say!)

the only constant is change, footnote four. Footnote four reads Heraclitus of Ephesus.

Heraclitus didn’t say “the only constant is change”

Oracle JEDI Protest Filing


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