Aug 2, 2019

Pentagon-Amazon or Microsoft Jedi deal held up

The Pentagon has signalled a delay to a decision on whether to award a lucrative cloud-computing contract to Amazon or Microsoft. As the world's biggest provider of cloud-computing services, Amazon had been the favourite to win Jedi. The company's Amazon Web Services division secured a contract with the CIA in 2013 to allow the spy agency to offload work to its computer servers. Mr Bezos has been clear that he believes Amazon should provide services to the US authorities, even if its causes controversy. The news agency said the possibility of Amazon winning the Jedi contract was one topic discussed, but did not report the detail of what was said.

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