December 21, 2023

Pentagon cloud tie-up with Silicon Valley off to a slow start

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist: Eva Dou

The Pentagon has struggled for years to make the jump to cloud computing, now the preference of most American businesses. It’s still struggling amid concerns that the cloud isn’t secure enough for sensitive military use.


Some defense experts say the delays could weigh on the U.S. military’s competitiveness.

“The time that we lost with JEDI was really painful because you need a computing structure to train AI models,” said former Defense Department technology official Paul Scharre, referring to JWCC’s predecessor, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure. “DOD needs to have that cloud infrastructure in place to move forward on AI.”

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  • Paul Scharre

    Executive Vice President and Director of Studies

    Paul Scharre is the Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at CNAS. He is the award-winning author of Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence...