美国国防部重申对微软的原始吉迪云奖

The U.S. Department of Defence (DOD) has determined that Microsoft’s JEDI Cloud proposal continues to represent the best value to the Government after comprehensive re-evaluation, the Department said in a statement on Sept. 4.

全DOD声明:

“The Department has completed its comprehensive re-evaluation of the JEDI Cloud proposals and determined that Microsoft’s proposal continues to represent the best value to the Government. The JEDI Cloud contract is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that will make a full range of cloud computing services available to the DoD. While contract performance will not begin immediately due to the Preliminary Injunction Order issued by the Court of Federal Claims on February 13, 2020, DoD is eager to begin delivering this capability to our men and women in uniform”.

In October 2019, Microsoft Corporation was获得了令人垂涎的$ 10十亿JEDI云合同跳动亚马逊被认为是合同的前跑者。该奖项是一项过程的结论,该过程开始于近两年以前的第一个RFI发布到工业。

JEDI(联合企业国防基础设施)云合同将提供企业级,商业基础设施作为服务(IAAS)和平台作为服务(PAAS),以支持国防部业务和使命运营。

亚马逊网络服务(AWS)抗议国防部决定向微软颁发合同,导致国防部重新评估合同。

AWS公共部门博客团队发布了一个声明关于致电合同奖和重新评估“政治腐败”的新决定。

Full statement by AWS Public Sector Blog Team released on Sept. 4.

今天早些时候,国防部宣布已缔结其纠正措施,并肯定了其对微软的先前的JEDI合同奖。采取纠正措施应该为国防部提供了解决我们抗议中概述的众多物质评估错误的机会,确保公平和水平的竞争领域,最终加快诉讼的结论。欧洲杯比分大竞猜不幸的是,国防部拒绝了这个机会。

当国防部宣布计划纠正交流tion in March, we objected because it was clear this was nothing more than a “do-over” for Microsoft to fix its non-compliant proposal. Given the DoD did not agree to meaningfully review the many evaluation flaws outlined in our protest, we said the corrective action was likely to result in another contract award based on politics and improper influence and not based on the relative strengths of the two offerings. That is exactly where we find ourselves today, with the DoD’s re-evaluation nothing more than an attempt to validate a flawed, biased, and politically corrupted decision. It’s also important to point out that the DoD cited price as a major factor in the previous decision. This time, AWS offered a lower cost by several tens of millions of dollars. The DoD’s decision to intentionally ignore the clear cost benefits offered by AWS, reinforces the fact that this corrective action was never meant to be fair.

As we continue to pursue a fair and impartial review, and ensure our country gets the best possible technical capability to protect itself, we wanted to reflect on how and why we’ve arrived at this point.

AWS很荣幸能够支持我们国家的军队,并且非常自豪我们在帮助美国政府客户的作用的实现任务的成功。如今,超过6500政府机构依靠AWS云实现安全性,敏捷性,创新性和可靠性无与伦比的水平。这是我们支持美国的军事承诺,以及我们的经验赢得信任和帮助传递情报界内部变革的结果,导致我们竞标JEDI。我们强烈地感受到,然后,就像我们现在要做的,我们的技术是唯一适合帮助我们的军队保持今天的数字化战场,明天上边沿。

我们还停留在事实接地:AWS是云计算的领导者,并通过任何客观的衡量标准,具有卓越的技术。连续十年,AWS已被任命为云计算基础架构即服务在Gartner的魔力象限中的领导者。AWS有那些服务中更多的服务,以及更多的功能,比任何其他云服务提供商,通过大量的。AWS提供了一个更安全,更高性能的作战祭,仍然派驻支持全系列美国政府公布的数据分类的唯一的云提供商。AWS也有ISV和SaaS合作伙伴在AWS上,其软件运行的更广泛的生态系统,使客户可以使用他们已经在本地运行相同的软件,在云中。我们欢迎竞争,但任何客观,苹果对苹果的评估完全基于产品,显然导致了不同的结论比国防部做出。

When the DoD announced the initial JEDI contract award on the evening of Friday, October 25, 2019, we tried repeatedly to seek clarity around the evaluation errors that affected all six technical factors. We tried doing this through the debriefing process, which is a fundamental part of government procurements. Our team worked around the clock that weekend in order to meet the DoD’s deadline for responses and submitted 265 questions, only to see the DoD refuse to provide a single meaningful response. Most of these questions remain unanswered nearly a year later.

在整个诉讼中,随着更多信息来光(一些信息已经公开,其他部分尚未提供这些信息,我们已经在我们的地位上增长更加自信。2月,联邦索赔法院在吉迪停止表现。法院确定了AWS的抗议活动,而微软的提议可能未能达到关键征求要求,并且可能缺乏和不符合奖励的议定书。我们的抗议详细说明了这些错误的普及(影响所有六个技术评估因素),而法官则停止了国防部向前迈进,因为她审查的第一个问题表现出严重的缺陷。

AWS remains deeply concerned that the JEDI contract award creates a dangerous precedent that threatens the integrity of the federal procurement system and the ability of our nation’s warfighters and civil servants to access the best possible technologies. Others have raised similar concerns around a growing trend where defense officials act based on a desire to please the President, rather than do what’s right. This was illustrated by the refusal to cooperate with the DoD Inspector General, which sought to investigate allegations that the President interfered in the JEDI procurement in order to steer the award away from AWS. Instead of cooperating, the White House exerted a “presidential communications privilege” that resulted in senior DoD officials not answering questions about JEDI communications between the White House and DoD. This begs the question, what do they have to hide?

我国政府各部门督察将军的持续解雇,谁委托,以保证道德行为的公务员,是另一个令人担忧的趋势。总统已从其角色感知的政治威胁,只是为了做他们的工作,包括绝地报告公布前几天降级代理国防部监察长。类似的模式已成为美国国防部的高级军事领导层中没有遇到报应不能行使自己的合理判断。即使是那些谁服务于我们的国家在法律追求正义和公平,也有利于公然任人唯亲被边缘化总统。欧洲杯比分大竞猜同样,总统已成为炫耀他的角色影响了政治动机的原因政府合同底气晚。When discussing a recent U.S. Navy award that selected a Wisconsin-based firm to build a new $5.5 billion frigate, President Trump stated, “I hear the maneuverability is one of the big factors that you were chosen for the contract…the other is your location in Wisconsin, if you want to know the truth.”

There is a recurring pattern to the way President Trump behaves when he’s called out for doing something egregious: first he denies doing it, then he looks for ways to push it off to the side, to distract attention from it and delay efforts to investigate it (so people get bored and forget about it). And then he ends up doubling down on the egregious act anyway. On JEDI, President Trump reportedly ordered former Secretary Mattis to “screw’” Amazon, blatantly interfered in an active procurement, directed his subordinate to conduct an unorthodox “review” prior to a contract award announcement and then stonewalled an investigation into his own political interference. “Corrective action” was used as a way to halt our litigation, delay further investigations and incorrectly give the appearance that only one issue needed to be fixed while giving the impression that the DoD was actually going to fix something. While corrective action can be used to efficiently resolve protests, in reality, this corrective action changed nothing, wasted five months that could have been spent getting to the bottom of these serious concerns, and was designed solely to distract from our broader concerns and reaffirm a decision that was corrupted by the President’s self-interest. When we opposed the DoD’s approach to corrective action, we predicted this would happen, and it has. By continuing to delay, distract, and avoid addressing these very serious issues, the DoD is turning out to be its own worst enemy with regard to speeding things along.

我们与国防部的缺陷评价强烈反对,并认为这是对我们国家至关重要的是,政府和民选领导人管理采购和客观的方式,是不受政治影响。我们继续问自己的问题是,是否应该允许美国总统使用国防部的预算来追求自己的个人和政治目的?在我们的抗议活动中,我们已经清楚地说明我们不会允许公然的政治干扰或劣等技术成为可接受的标准。虽然这些并不容易做出决定,但我们不轻易带走它们,我们不会面对有针对性的政治荣誉主义或虚幻的纠正措施,我们将继续追求公平,客观和公正的审查。欧洲杯比分大竞猜



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