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Amazon, Microsoft chosen to compete for Pentagon cloud computing contract

Amazon, Microsoft chosen to compete for Pentagon cloud computing contract
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen during the 4th annual America Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado   -   Copyright  IVAN ALVARADO(Reuters)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon and Microsoft have been selected to continue competing for Pentagon cloud computing services as part of a contract that could be worth some $10 billion (£7.6 billion).

“I can confirm that AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Microsoft are the companies that met the minimum requirements outlined in the RFP (Request for Proposals),” Defense Department spokeswoman Elissa Smith said.

The selection leaves Oracle and IBM out of the competition for the contract for the Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by David Alexander)

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