Google wants to be a part of the next big Defense Department cloud contract.
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, wrote in a blog post Nov. 11 that it should be considered alongside Microsoft and Amazon to compete for the Defense Department’s major cloud program meant to replace the scuttled JEDI program.
“We know very little about the specifics of the [request for proposal] because it has not yet been issued and Google has not yet been invited to bid. Most of our information is based on what we know of the JEDI proposal as well as what we have learned as part of the JWCC market research process,” Kurian wrote. “However, if we are invited to be part of the JWCC contract, we will absolutely bid.”