CIA awards cloud computing contract worth billions to firms including Amazon, Microsoft, Google

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The Central Intelligence Agency has awarded a cloud computing contract said to be worth “tens of billions” to five of America’s biggest tech companies.Continue Reading BelowTickerSecurityLastChangeChange %AMZNAMAZON.COM INC.3,122.67+5.65+0.18%MSFTMICROSOFT CORP.212.50+0.08+0.04%GOOGLALPHABET INC.1,750.96-7.61-0.43%IBMINTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP.117.56+0.38+0.32%ORCLORACLE CORPORATION56.20-0.26-0.45%According to Nextgov.com, which first broke the news, the contract will go to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM and Oracle.Neither the CIA nor the companies immediately responded to requests for comment from FOX Business.AMAZON SUES INFLUENCERS FOR ALLEGED INSTAGRAM, TIK TOK COUNTERFEITThe news of the CIA contract, which previously awarded a cloud project to Amazon in 2013, comes a few months after the Pentagon awarded a $10 billion contract to Microsoft in a hotly contested battle between the Satya Nadella-led company and Amazon.In September, the Defense Department upheld a decision to award a lucrative multibillion-dollar cloud contract to Microsoft, after fielding a challenge from competitor Amazon over the procurement process.MICROSOFT HITS BACK AT AMAZON’S ‘WAR CLOUD’ PROTESTThe DoD said its review of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) proposals concluded that Microsoft’s offer represented the “ …

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