On Thursday, President Trump revealed that he’s seriously considering a Pentagon contract that’s estimated to be worth $10 billion for Amazon or Microsoft.
According to Nextgov, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or “The JEDI contract, now open to bidders, will put a single cloud service provider in charge of hosting and distributing mission-critical workloads and classified military secrets to warfighters around the globe.”
The contract has been controversial as the minimum requirements outlined in the contract seemed to heavily favor Amazon. After Oracle was eliminated from the bidding for the contract in April, they filed a lawsuit alleging that the Pentagon carefully crafted the contract to favor Amazon and it neglected to investigate the relationship between DOD employees and Amazon.
Although these are American grown businesses, I am leery of any mega company working with the DOD that also has strong ideological foundations, especially leftist ideologies. Many of Microsoft’s and Amazons internal policies and employee values mimic the odd belief structure of Silicon Valley and companies like Google which have shown to be deeply involved with attempting to restructure our nations political foundation into a more socialists way of governance. That is a big problem as the DOD has already shown signs of leftist social engineering and decreased war fighting capabilities due to political maneuvering.