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Microsoft tops Amazon, wins Pentagon's
$10 billion 'JEDI war cloud' contract

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Posted By: Ribicon, 10/26/2019 9:35:15 AM

Microsoft has won the Pentagon’s prized $10 billion “war cloud” contract, the Defense Department announced late Friday, beating out frontrunner Amazon Web Services in a stunning decision that comes after public criticism by President Trump of the Pentagon’s bidding process. The choice of Microsoft to run the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud ends months of drama inside the Defense Department and would seem to satisfy critics—including the president—who complained that the Pentagon did not competitively bid the contract and had planned to award it to Amazon all along.(Snip) Amazon and Microsoft were the only two companies left

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Better than Amazon, but not by much.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: davew 10/26/2019 9:50:28 AM (No. 218068)
There are a lot of legacy defense systems that have been migrated to AWS over the last decade. AWS was the preferred choice by most contractor's because it was the most mature in terms of API and was Linux centric rather than Windows centric. I suspect the existing AWS migrations will be grandfathered in and not touched until they can get additional funding to migrate, test, deploy, and retrain the legacy systems. I understand the objective of the DoD executives to get everything under one standard and negotiate the best rates but I think they are paying a high price just to stick it to Jeff Bezos.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog 10/26/2019 11:23:33 AM (No. 218141)
I'd trust Microsoft with my privacy more than Amazon, Google, or Farcebook.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Smart11344 10/26/2019 12:41:58 PM (No. 218221)
I have many likes and dislikes about MS and many of their OS. But, Google, FB, Amazon are beyond crooked.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Avikingman 10/26/2019 1:25:39 PM (No. 218256)
...the devil you know.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MickTurn 10/26/2019 5:02:28 PM (No. 218432)
I would require several things. 1. All Data belongs to the government, including reports and analysis of same. No company can sell our data back to us. 2. All data is to be encrypted in transit (sent anywhere over the networks), the government shall have total control of the encryption algorithms, NOT the contractor. 3. All data is to be encrypted at rest, (whenever it's stored anywhere), the government shall have total control of the encryption algorithms, NOT the contractor. Any infractions of the above requirements shall incur a fine of $100 Million dollars for each incident. (just to be sure the contractors don't get clever and violate contract provisions. I could come up with lots more but this will keep the greedy contractors out of our business!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Omen55 10/26/2019 5:09:05 PM (No. 218441)
Bezos hates Trump so Trump just hated him back.
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