The Pentagon announced on Friday that it has awarded a $ 10 billion Joint Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract to build a Microsoft military cloud computing system in a remarkable buzz at Amazon.
Initially, the Pentagon considered Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and Oracle in the controversial bidding process to build the so-called "cloud of war." Oracle and IBM were discontinued early due to security and infrastructure considerations; Oracle claims that the process is fake in favor of Amazon.
"This treaty will meet the critical and urgent unsatisfactory requirements of combatants for modern cloud infrastructure and the three classification levels delivered to the tactical edge," the Pentagon said in a statement, emphasizing that the process was fair and followed the procedural guidelines .
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Initially, the contract was awarded on August 23, but the Trump administration rejected the deadline.
Trump has expressed concern that there may be a conflict of interest regarding the Amazon.
"I get huge complaints about the Pentagon and the Amazon Treaty," he said. ̵
He threatened to intervene and in August the Pentagon halted the process to review it for transparency.
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It was claimed that only Amazon could win the contract based on its structure.Azam, owned by Jeff Bezos, already has a high-security cloud agreement with the CIA
While the Pentagon eventually went with Microsoft for 10- the annual contract, Microsoft's performance can be re-evaluated after two years and the government has the opportunity
The Pentagon is currently relying on dated computer systems to transmit information, and it says additional negotiation opportunities are expected.
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