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Sen. Charles Grassley Asks DoD to Respond to Questions About JEDI Cloud Program

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has asked the Department of Defense (DoD) to respond by Oct. 19th to several questions in relation to the findings and recommendations by DoD’s office of the inspector general about the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing program.

Grassley wrote Monday to DoD Secretary and 2020 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper asking the latter’s office to address alleged conflicts of interest and other issues in the JEDI cloud procurement process.

The letter contains 14 questions about DoD’s spending on acquisition personnel, administrative support and technical expertise with regard to the JEDI program, debriefing process for vendors and the department’s comment on the OIG report.

Grassley also asked about the measures the Pentagon has initiated to address OIG’s recommendations, such as the development and implementation of policies to require analysis and documentation backing acquisition decisions and administrative actions against individuals for failure to review redacted reports and disclosure of source selection, proposal and proprietary information.