Amazon Appeals Pentagon’s Choice Of Microsoft…

Amazon against Microsoft: political influences on the contract with the Pentagon. The case is unleashed almost three weeks after the assignment to the Redmond-based multinational of a $ 10 billion contract from the Pentagon for the provision of Cloud services. According to a spokesman for the group led by Jeff Bezos, there would be “obvious gaps in many aspects of the contract evaluation process, errors and unequivocal prejudices”. Amazon Web Services, the leader of a market – cloud computing – which will have even more influence in the future, which already provides services similar to the CIA, took part in the tender.

The Bezos group, which also owns the liberal-democratic newspaper Washington Post, is preparing to file an appeal and accuses the American Defense of having chosen also on the basis of “political influences”. The 10-year contract, for which Amazon was favored, will see all US defense sectors sharing information in a system managed by artificial intelligence. “Amazon Web Services (Aws) has a unique experience and the necessary qualities to provide the US military with the essential technologies it needs. We think it is essential that the government allocates contracts objectively and without political influences, “the company spokesman explained.

The Bezos group, which also owns the liberal-democratic newspaper Washington Post, is preparing to file an appeal and accuses the American Defense of having chosen also on the basis of “political influences”. The 10-year contract, for which Amazon was favored, will see all US defense sectors sharing information in a system managed by artificial intelligence. “Amazon Web Services (Aws) has a unique experience and the necessary qualities to provide the US military with the essential technologies it needs. We think it is essential that the government allocates contracts objectively and without political influences, “the company spokesman explained.

The comment appears to be addressed to President Donald Trump, who on July 19 asked to investigate the process of awarding the contract with the Pentagon. “I’m receiving huge complaints about the contract between Pentagon and Amazon,” the White House chief said. The declarations of the e-commerce giant hide the suspicion that Trump’s interests in the Jedi contract – an acronym for Star Wars for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure – could be at the center of the appeal to the Federal Court, to which the Oracle had already turned. Corp always on the maxi-contract with the Defense. The Oracle, which had been eliminated from the race, lost the appeal and appealed against the verdict. From the beginning, the tender for the cloud service was tainted by concern about the assignment of the contract. The concerns concerned the suspicion that Amazon had improperly influenced the development of the same project to improve its chances of winning. Accusations that the Bezos giant has always rejected. At the center of the suspects, the role of Deab Ubhi, a former Amazon employee in the cloud division, then moved to the Pentagon where he worked on developing the Jedi program, then returning to Amazon Web Services.

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Amazon against Microsoft: political influences on the contract with the Pentagon.

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