Friday, November 8, 2013

Amazon, CIA Cloud Contract

Amazon Wins Ruling for $600 Million CIA Cloud Contract - Bloomberg: " Inc. (AMZN) defeated International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)’s effort to reopen bidding for a $600 million Central Intelligence Agency cloud computing contract. Judge Thomas Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington granted Amazon’s request for judgment on the administrative record following a hearing yesterday, according to a minute order posted on the court’s electronic docket. A written opinion will follow, according to the order. Amazon sued in July after the Government Accountability Office, the agency that makes recommendations on challenges to contracts, sided with IBM and agreed that the CIA had failed to properly evaluate prices and had waived a contract requirement only for Seattle-based Amazon. . . ."

Army awards contract for Google, Microsoft cloud services
Federal Times
The Army is expanding its use of commercial cloud services through new contracts awarded to Google and Microsoft, the service announced this week.


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