The JEDI is larger and more extensive, and seeks to provide all US military branches.Cloud serviceThe supplier, the military, made it clear that the JEDI program was designed to increase the Department of Defense's lethal impact, following strong internal protests after the launch of Google's project Maven with the military. Microsoft employees released a blog on Medium to express their objections. "When we decided to work at Microsoft, we came with the hope of giving more power to everyone on this planet, not to end people's lives and increase their lethal strike power."
A Microsoft spokesman said, "Microsoft has submitted a JEDI contract tender application before the October 12 deadline. Although we have not yet verified the authenticity of this email, we always encourage employees to express and share their values.