Pentagon hands Microsoft $10 billion 'war cloud' deal, snubbing Amazon

World Oct 26, 2019

Pentagon hands Microsoft $10 billion 'war cloud' deal, snubbing Amazon

The Pentagon has awarded Microsoft a $10 billion cloud computing contract, snubbing early front-runner Amazon, whose participation drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. Bidding for the huge project, known as Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, pitted leading tech titans Microsoft, ...

'Sense of urgency' as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

Business / Tech Sep 3, 2019

'Sense of urgency' as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

Top players in global tech companies kicked off work Monday to draw up global ethical standards related to data and artificial intelligence, with Microsoft's president voicing a "sense of urgency. Some two dozen high-ranking representatives of the global and Swiss economies, as well as scientists ...

Business Aug 14, 2019

Pentagon's auditor probing disputed JEDI cloud computing contract

The Pentagon's independent auditor is conducting a broad review of the handling of a cloud computing project potentially worth $10 billion, officials said Tuesday. The probe includes an investigation of potential misconduct by current or former Defense Department officials involved in the project, which is ...