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Date: January 31, 2019

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JEDI Contract Could Give Amazon “A Monopoly Over This Area For Years To Come”  

Government watchdog confirms Pentagon contract design could give Amazon unfair advantage for decades.

“The impact of the Jedi contract will reverberate. Neil Gordon of the Project On Government Oversight, a watchdog group examining federal contracting, said the Jedi contract may give the winner a lasting advantage in US government cloud computing – ‘a monopoly over this area for years to come.’” (The Guardian, “From books to bullets: inside Amazon’s push to ‘defend’ America,” Levi Pulkkinen, 1.31.19)

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