Defense Secretary James Mattis is reportedly working on a $5-10 billion dollar deal to partner the Department of Defense with Jeff Bezos’ Amazon corporation.
A firm has already been paid to transfer DOD information onto the Amazon cloud. As President Donald Trump wrangles with Amazon’s Bezos, Mattis becomes more visibly confrontational with the president.
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The most active members of the coalition trying to fend off an Amazon win are Oracle Corp., Microsoft Corp., and International Business Machines Corp., according to two people familiar with the matter. Other companies involved include Dell Technologies Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., Bloomberg has reported.
SAP and the others aren’t considered top contenders for the contract, but the companies are banding together to fight the Pentagon’s plans to award it to a single bidder out of concern it could disrupt their established business model for obtaining military contracts.
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