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Pentagon Cloud Bid in Congress’s Crosshairs Amid Amazon Concerns

  • Lawmakers are asking DOD to justify single-source cloud award
  • Rivals oppose multi-billion-dollar contract going to one firm
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Lawmakers charged with funding the Pentagon have asked the Defense Department to justify why the agency is planning to give a single company a multi-year contract for cloud services worth billions of dollars.

The $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday directs the Defense Department to offer a "framework" for how it will acquire cloud computing services for all of its entities within 60 days of the bill’s enactment.