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Trump Looking 'Very Seriously' at Amazon's $10B Pentagon Pact

Trump Looking 'Very Seriously' at Amazon's $10B Pentagon Pact
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Thursday, 18 July 2019 02:09 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon’s contract with the U.S. Defense Department after getting complaints from other tech companies.

Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp were selected in April to continue competing for Pentagon cloud computing services as part of a contract that could be worth some $10 billion.

The selection left Oracle Corp and IBM Corp out of the competition for the contract for the Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud, or JEDI. The contract is part of a broad modernization of Pentagon information technology systems.

Oracle earlier this month lost a lawsuit challenging the contract award. A judge ruled Oracle did not have standing to claim it was wronged by the decision because it did not meet the contract requirements.

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President Donald Trump said he's looking "very seriously" at a cloud-computing contract valued at as much as $10 billion that the Pentagon is likely to award to Amazon.com Inc. next month.
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Thursday, 18 July 2019 02:09 PM
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