Pentagon Names Microsoft and Amazon as $10B JEDI Cloud Contract Finalists

Pentagon Names Microsoft and Amazon as $10B JEDI Cloud Contract Finalists
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The Pentagon this week announced two finalists in the $10 billion, decade-long JEDI cloud contract process – and Oracle was not one of them. From a report: In spite of lawsuits, official protests and even back-channel complaining to the president, the two finalists are Microsoft and Amazon. “After evaluating all of the proposals received, the Department of Defense has made a competitive range determination for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud request for proposals, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The two companies within the competitive range will participate further in the procurement process,” Elissa Smith, DoD spokesperson for Public Affairs Operations told TechCrunch. She added that those two finalists were in fact Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS, the cloud computing arm of Amazon).