DOD IG releases 'interim' responses accompanying final JEDI report

By Jaspreet Gill / August 31, 2021 at 3:54 PM

The Defense Department inspector general recently released three "interim responses" accompanying findings in the final Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure report.

The redacted JEDI report, released last April, summarized findings of an investigation into the enterprise cloud program worth potentially up to $10 billion after lawmakers and cloud companies wanted the Pentagon to reverse its decision to make a single award for the program.

Although the IG report ultimately found DOD did not do anything wrong in pursuing a single-award approach, it also confirmed ethical misconduct by Stacy Cummings, then-principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition enablers, and Deap Ubhi, a former Defense Digital Services representative.

The report stated the ethical violations did not impact the direction of the JEDI cloud program.

The three interim responses, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, include a redacted interview with Anthony DeMartino, former deputy chief of staff for former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a report on Ubhi's and Cummings' violations, and correspondence between the Defense Department, members of Congress and Oracle.