Pentagon splits cloud contract among 4 Big Tech firms
The Pentagon on Wednesday said it is awarding a key cloud computing contract to four big tech firms: Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle.
Why it matters: The move hedges the military's bet and gives them access to all of the major cloud service providers.
Catch up quick: The Pentagon initially awarded a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft in 2019. However, Amazon sued, saying that the Trump Administration's anti-Amazon bias had impacted the awarding of the contract.
- The Pentagon eventually voided the contract and launched the new bid, the results of which were announced Wednesday.
What's next: The Pentagon has scheduled a press conference for Thursday to discuss the deal.