The Pentagon has decided to put its decision to award a $10 billion cloud calculating contract on hold, following President Donald Trump said his government was reviewing Amazon.com Inc’s bid subsequent complaints from other technology companies.
Oracle and IBM Corp are almost removed from the competition, which makes Amazon and Microsoft Corp as finalists. The Washington Post – which Bezos possesses, but that is managed apart and separate from Amazon, has been extremely critical of the prevailing administration, causing many furious tweets from the president. The target is to bring the Pentagon’s technology to the modern era. Esper has recently said he wants to “take a hard look” at the JEDI contract.
Before this week, after a federal judge released a comprehensive decision rejecting Oracle’s legal struggle, the same Pentagon spokesperson blasted Oracle’s accusations regarding the RFP as”the subject of poorly-informed and often manipulative speculation.”
The president’s opinions and words come less than a week then the judge threw out Oracle’s litigation, and previous Government Accountability Office investigations prompted by Oracle and IBM concluded no improprieties violated the ethics of the RFP process.
And while some US representatives wish to put the brakes on the bidding, others need it to last. “We believe that it is essential for our national security to move forward as quickly as possible with the award and implementation of this contract,” stated Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), on behalf of the House Armed Services Committee.