13 December 2019

JEDI Mind Tricks: Amazon Versus the Pentagon and Trump

counterpunch.org

Amazon is one of the largest companies in the world, boasting revenues of more than $230 billion last year. But last month the company sued the US Department of Defense over a paltry potential $10 billion spread over ten years. Amazon lost out to Microsoft in bidding for the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (yes, JEDI, because the most important part of a government program is coming up with a cool acronym) cloud computing program. Amazon claims it lost the contract due to, [...]