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Amazon, the Pentagon accused the marshy handling over $10B contract

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‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ examines the defense Ministry’s relationship with Amazon; Rep. mark meadows brings on the scale.

Amazon is willing to argue you will receive a lucrative contract with the government, with the Pentagon, but a competitor, it is nothing more than a parade example for DC swamp of politics.

A legal battle led, the focused of Oracle on the Defense Department’s Joint-Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), with the aim of awarding a 10-billion-Dollar contract for cloud computing. Oracle claimed in a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, that it is unwise, for the government only a cloud service, and the process was rigged from the start due to connections between the Amazon and DoD officials.

It is unclear whether the dispute has, nevertheless, attracted the attention of President Trump, who has since taken months, caught shots on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, to a large part of his property from The Washington Post.

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Oracle, refers in his complaint to the participation of the former DoD employee, Deap Ubhi, who works at Amazon, before the DoD in August 2016. Ubhi is now available on Amazon, once again, with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) — the company that handles cloud computing.

Oracle claims that Ubhi was a project manager for a JEDI, and urged to use the Pentagon, with a single provider for cloud computing in spite of the Intelligence Community and the Department of Homeland Security, any determination that a plurality of cloud providers is preferable to.

A house appropriations Committee report addressed the JEDI single-vendor plan by stating that they “are concerned with this approach, given the rapid pace of innovation in the industry and that this approach the castle of the Department of Defense into a single provider for potentially as long as ten years ago.”

The DoD’s own “Cloud strategy” from December 2018 even says that “you take into account the special requirements of a multi-cloud, multi-vendor strategy.”

So why does the DoD have to move to a price of $10 billion cloud contract to a single manufacturer?

In a court filing on Tuesday, the defense Ministry said it would be cost-effective and better for national security, because multiple cloud providers, and would “create the seams between the clouds, which will increase the security risks.”

Oracle, however, claims that Ubhi influenced the decision on the award of a single contract. They also say that he was a part of it, sets high standards for the bidder, which essentially limited the box on Amazon, and Microsoft. Oracle and IBM, the only other bidder, both protested.

“Everyone knew immediately it Amazon was,” a competing bidder told Vanity Fair, based on how the JEDI’s request was formulated for a quote. The Ministry of defence argued that the JEDI are standards of rational and legal.

Oracle says Ubhi was a conflict of interest, because while he worked on JEDI, he had secret negotiations about the return to work for AWS. He recused himself from a JEDI, after he got an offer, but said it was because Amazon had interest in his home. Has not the time, he will forget his labor supply from Amazon.

The JEDI Contracting Officer, said in a court document that a. July 2018 assessment of potential conflicts of interest in connection with Ubhi and four other employees of the government with connections to AWS showed that they are not “a negative impact on the integrity of the JEDI-procurement.”

In February, however, the defense Ministry asked that Oracle the bid protest put on hold because they were going to take another look at Ubhi, “based on new information, to the contracting officer.” In April they came to the conclusion that the investigation found no negative effect of any conflicts of interest.

Oracle is not convinced. You claim that the DoD took a different view of Ubhi, because of the pressure from the probes of the DoD Inspector General’s Office and the FBI. The Inspector General’s Office declined to comment on the issue when reached by Fox News, and the FBI would neither confirm nor deny the existence of any investigation.

Ubhi role in JEDI remains a point of contention. A DoD-court filing acknowledged that Ubhi supported by a single contract, but said the others did recused it and the final decision was to Ubhi himself. Oracle claims, however, that “too late Slack produces messages to confirm that before Ubhi on the left (and, as a result of Ubhi efforts),” had made the decision already.

AWS said in a Tuesday filing that Oracle exaggerated Ubhi role in the JEDI and the Slack-messages were taken out of context.

At Fox News, AWS an opinion because of the ongoing litigation, but in Tuesday’s filing declined, they countered Oracle’s arguments by asserting that the DoD single-vendor approach was based on “detailed factual findings with respect to the national security and the technological complexity” and “approved” by the official regulations.

Oracle is concerned, in view of the fact that Ubhi is not the only one with Amazon ties to the JEDI.

Anthony DeMartino consults for AWS, before he joined the Pentagon in January 2017. According to Oracle, DeMartino ignored. April 2017 direction from the DoD Standards of Conduct Office (SOCO), not to participate in anything connected to AWS. In April 2018, SOCO ordered that DeMartino recuse himself from a JEDI, and he finally did this, after the JEDI call for proposals went out to potential bidders, Oracle claims.

DeMartino is now working at Pallas consultant, he co-founded with Sally Donnelly, a former senior aide for former Secretary of defense James Mattis. Donnelly previously consulted for the AWS by your former company SBD advisors, which is now in the possession of C5 Capital, a company with AWS in the past.

Donnelly not recuse himself from a JEDI, but her attorney Michael Levy told Fox News that they “played no role and exercised no influence, in connection with a contract with the government, including – as the Department of Defense has confirmed time and again – the JEDI of the Treaty.”

Fox News reached DeMartino by Pallas consultants, but they did not respond. The Ministry of defence confirmed that he played a role in the JEDI-the procurement process, but said in its recent filing that it “smaller.” According to court documents, the DoD study investigated possible conflicts with both Ubhi and DeMartino, find no negative effect of any conflicts in relation to either of them.

As Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, the DoD-Amazon reported that links can go even higher. Mattis himself met with Amazon Vice President Teresa Carlson in March 2017, but DoD kept it a secret. In August 2017, Mattis Bezos met. That September and October has the DoD significant steps in the market research for the JEDI. In spite of the timing, but the DoD claims that Mattis was instrumental in the JEDI’s decision-making process.

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Of the JEDI-the contract would be a windfall for Amazon. You are soon to learn whether or not you will ultimately be the lucrative business.

Judge Eric Bruggink has scheduled oral arguments for Oracle’s bid protest for July. The DoD is excluded from the award of the contract prior to July 19, but a judgment is expected only then.

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