$10 billion cloud contract influenced?

Two Democratic senators have asked US Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, if “outside” influence caused him to delay awarding a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Amazon.com. The contract, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud (JEDI), is part of a modernization of the Pentagon’s information technology systems.

In July 2019 President Trump said his administration was examining Amazon’s bid. Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, owns the Washington Post newspaper, which the President has repeatedly accused of unfair editorial coverage.

Information Technology, Defense