Pentagon awards multibillion-dollar cloud contract to Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle

Pentagon awards multibillion-dollar cloud contract to Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle

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  • Supreme Court to rule on how we use the internet 01:58 - Source: CNN Washington CNN — The Defense Department has named Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle as the winners of a multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract whose predecessor the Pentagon had to cancel amid Amazon’s allegations that then-President Donald Trump had interfered in the award process.
  • The new contract will allow US military personnel across the globe to access top-secret information in the cloud, said John Sherman, the Pentagon’s chief information officer.
  • The massive IT contract will help the US military as it looks for a technological edge on potential adversaries, he said.
  • “We are honored to have been selected for the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract and look forward to continuing our support for the Department of Defense,” a spokesperson for Amazon Web Services said in a statement Thursday.

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