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The Minister of defense Mark Esper recused themselves from the audit, a 10-billion-Dollar cloud-computing Pentagon contract because his son works for one of the contract with the original bidder, the defense Ministry said on Tuesday, according to reports.
The review of the Joint undertaking Defense infrastructure (JEDI) contract of the Deputy Minister of defense David advocacy group he explained, “transferred out of an abundance of caution”, a Pentagon spokesman, according to The New York Times.
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The Declaration stresses Esper distancing was necessary.
The contract is an attempt to centralize the military’s computing infrastructure.
Amazon and Microsoft are the only two companies in the competition for the contract, although Amazon is considered a pioneer by his previous work with the CIA, reported The Washington Post.are
Oracle and IBM are no longer in operation.
The statement did not say where Esper son works, but an IBM spokesman with The Post, he is a digital strategy consultant for IBM. “Its role is independent from IBM, the efforts of the JEDI,” the spokeswoman said.
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The Pentagon is delaying the award of a contract to the President Trump, the values critical of Amazon in the past, complained the project favored Amazon, and said that he receives “many complaints” about the process, The Times reported.