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CHIPS Articles: DoD to Host Acquisition Industry Day for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud

DoD to Host Acquisition Industry Day for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud
By CHIPS Magazine - February 15, 2018
The Department of Defense Cloud Executive Steering Group (CESG) will hold an Industry Day for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud acquisition March 7, 2018.

Open to the public, this unclassified event will outline DoD’s plans for the JEDI Cloud acquisition. All interested parties from industry, academia, government and media are encouraged to attend.

Event coordinators will announce speaker names closer to the event. Additionally, a draft solicitation package is expected to be released concurrently that provides instructions for submitting written questions about the acquisition process or draft solicitation. No live questions will be fielded during the event.

This announcement should not be interpreted as a request for proposal or a commitment by the U.S. Government. Additionally, the U.S. Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this Industry Day event or the pending draft solicitation package. The U.S. Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by travel or participation in this event or the draft solicitation process.

What: DoD Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud Acquisition Industry Day
When: March 7, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. EST
Where: The Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 Orme Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22204

Presenters will include representatives from:
* Office of the Chief Management Officer
* Joint Staff
* Office of the Chief Information Officer
* US Cyber Command
* Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
* Defense Digital Service
* Strategic Capabilities Office
* Program Manager and Contracting Officer for JEDI Cloud

Please register via email atjedi-industry-day@dds.mil no later than 3:00 p.m. EST on February 28, 2018. Please cite JEDI Cloud Industry Day in the subject line. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. There is no registration fee.

Organizations with multiple representatives are requested to consolidate registrations and provide the following information:

  • Company or organization name;
  • Names and email addresses of representatives planning to attend; and
  • If you are with the media, please clearly note this in your registration.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 25 minutes prior to the start of the event. Parking accommodations at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel are limited. Attendees are encouraged to ride share or utilize public transportation. Transportation information may be obtained from the hotel’s website Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel Transportation.

All media personnel are required to check in at the media registration table and pick-up their media packet. Media wishing to cover the event should contact DoD spokesman Cmdr. Patrick L. Evans at Patrick.L.Evans.mil@mail.mil.

The event is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodations, sign language interpretation, or other auxiliary aids should be emailed to jedi-industry-day@dds.mil by the registration deadline.

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