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Amazon’s cloud chief says Pentagon’s
contract decision is ‘dangerous and risky’

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk, 12/4/2019 9:45:08 PM

The head of Amazon’s cloud business is getting publicly involved in the company’s fight over a $10 billion contract to supply cloud services to the Department of Defense. Amazon Web Services lost the contract to Microsoft’s Azure cloud business in October, a decision that surprised many industry experts given Amazon’s leadership in the industry. Amazon has now filed a suit with the US Court of Federal Claims contesting the decision. The company argues it was politically motivated by President Donald Trump’s dislike of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post, which Bezos owns.


Just to point out what this "loss" revenue, as well as "access" to government data, see headline from previous article. "Amazon's massive cloud business hit over $12 billion in revenue and $3 billion in profit in 2016" (Business Insider: Feb 2, 2017).

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Reply 1 - Posted by: iSpartacus 12/4/2019 9:57:02 PM (No. 252972)
Guess Democrats have an additional impeachment charge. lol
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Reply 2 - Posted by: cold porridge 12/4/2019 10:11:30 PM (No. 252976)
I think the President should have a say in choosing the cloud. especially since the Washington Post has been heavily funded by the corrupt C_A. Not sure about Amazon, but I wouldn't doubt it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 12/4/2019 10:15:38 PM (No. 252980)
Bezos whining about not getting more government $$$$. Drop dead.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cor-vet 12/4/2019 11:20:26 PM (No. 253008)
They think the CiC made this decision? I doubt that, but would be OK with it if he did.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: panther361 12/4/2019 11:55:40 PM (No. 253022)
Turning anything regarding our national defense to silicon valley types is an insane idea.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: curious1 12/4/2019 11:56:15 PM (No. 253023)
None of that data belongs anywhere except under direct physical control of the military. And nowhere near an inet portal.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2 12/5/2019 1:18:07 AM (No. 253042)
Bezos wants to grab up all the money he can while spying on every single individual in America so he can turn the information over to the demonrats.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Timber Queen 12/5/2019 2:44:11 AM (No. 253070)
"The company argues it was politically motivated by President Donald Trump’s dislike of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post, which Bezos owns." Go tell Nadler. He's on look out for impeachable offenses. Nobody else cares.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ROLFNader 12/5/2019 7:37:39 AM (No. 253217)
That's why we call him "President Trump", Jeff.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ebenezer 12/5/2019 10:17:47 AM (No. 253452)
Does Amazon think that the people at Microsoft like Trump any more than Amazon does? Sorry Amazon, you don't have a case.
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