Trump Attack on Cloud Bidding Gives Pentagon Chief Hard Choices

Trump Attack on Cloud Bidding Gives Pentagon Chief Hard Choices
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President Donald Trump has assailed the biggest Pentagon technology contract in years, citing the objections of rivals who say it's all but rigged to favor Amazon.com Inc. That's leaving Mark Esper, his new defense secretary, with a thankless list of options.
 
His choices include canceling the cloud-computing contract valued at as much as $10 billion over 10 years, reopening it to revise its complex terms or staying the course despite the criticism. Whatever choice he makes is likely to draw fresh criticism over a project that has pitted Amazon against tech rivals led by Oracle Corp.

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