Pentagon Has Hold Up $10 Billion JEDI Contract – After Unfairness Acquisitions
The Pentagon has determined to put on hold its decision to grant a $10 billion cloud computing contract - after President Donald Trump said his administration was examining Amazon Inc’s bid following objections from other tech companies.
The contract called the JEDI - Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud, is a part of a broad modernization of the Pentagon’s IT systems.
Oracle Corp lobbied aggressively and expressed issues about the grant course of for the contract, including asking about the function of a former Amazon worker who worked on the project on the Defense Department however then step aside, then later left the Defense Department and returned to Amazon Web Services.
Oracle and IBM Corp have since been dismissed from the competition, leaving Amazon and Microsoft Corp as finalists.
Pentagon spokeswoman Elissa Smith stated Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who assumed his position on July 23, was reviewing allegations of unfairness.
Keeping his commitment to Members of Congress and the American public, Secretary Esper is looking at the JEDI program, Smith mentioned in a statement on Thursday. No decision will be made on this system until he has accomplished his examination.”
The settlement delays the award of the contract, which the Pentagon had hoped would occur in August. Trump has had a controversial relationship with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, owner of the Washington Post, which Trump has accused of improper policy.
Last month, four Republican lawmakers, together with Mac Thornberry, his social gathering’s senior member on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, requesting Trump him to move forward with the contract.
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