U.S. defense chief rejects Amazon’s accusations of bias in cloud contract

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks at a joint press conference after the 51st Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) with South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo at the Defence Ministry in Seoul on November 15, 2019. Jung Yeon-je/Pool via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday rejected any suggestion of bias in a Pentagon decision to award Microsoft Corp an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract, after Amazon.com Inc announced plans to challenge it. “I am confident it was conducted freely and fairly, without any type of outside influence,” Esper […]

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