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Pentagon awards billions of dollars worth of cloud contracts to Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle




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The Department of Defense has named Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle as winners of a multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract that the Pentagon’s predecessor had to cancel amid Amazon’s allegation that President Trump At the time, Donald Trump interfered with the awarding process.

contracts announced Wednesday night for the Joint Combat Cloud Capabilities (JWCC) call to provide the military with “globally available cloud services across all security and classification levels, from strategic to the tactical level” until mid-2028.

Multiple winners are eligible to receive one combine totaling up to $9 billion under the program. The Pentagon is scheduled to hold a press conference about the JWCC awards on Thursday afternoon.

The Pentagon’s multi-vendor approach differs from its previous cloud contracting effort, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), which focused on procuring a single cloud provider. for the entire army.

The JEDI contract was originally awarded to Microsoft in 2019, a deal potentially worth up to $10 billion over 10 years. But it quickly got mired in legal battles after Amazon is accused Trump “repeatedly launched public and behind-the-scenes attacks” against the company in order to sabotage the company’s contract bids and hurt then-CEO Jeff Bezos, “the main enemy of the company.” supposedly his” because of his ownership of The Washington Post.

In 2020, the Pentagon says it wants Re-evaluate your decision to award Microsoft the agreement. And it’s official JEDI contract cancellation last year, starting over with a new requirement under the JWCC.

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