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Microsoft readies full deployment of cloud tailored for public sector

May 16, 2023

Via: CIO Dive

Competition for government contracts is not new to cloud, but it has become more heated as technology needs evolve.

After the U.S. Department of Defense awarded Microsoft a $10-billion contract to provide cloud services to U.S. military in 2019, Amazon raised a legal challenge, forcing a review by the Inspector General.

DOD announced a resolution in December, overturning its original decision and clearing a path for AWS, Google, Microsoft and Oracle to compete for individual cloud projects totaling $9 billion.

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