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Bezos defends Amazon effort for Pentagon cloud project

Phys.org - Tue 16 Oct 18

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos on Monday defended the company's bid for a major Pentagon cloud computing contract, saying it was important to support US defense efforts even if unpopular.

Google drops out of bidding for massive Pentagon cloud contract

Phys.org - Tue 9 Oct 18

Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles.

Google Drops Out of Bidding for Massive Pentagon Cloud Contract, Voice of America - Tue 9 Oct 18

Jeff Bezos is just fine taking the Pentagon’s $10B JEDI cloud contract

TechCrunch - Mon 15 Oct 18

Some tech companies might have a problem taking money from the Department of Defense, but Amazon isn’t one of them, as CEO Jeff Bezos made clear today at the Wired25 conference. Just ...

Jeff Bezos says tech firms SHOULD work on military contracts

Daily Mail - Mon 15 Oct 18

'If big tech companies are going to turn their back on US Department of Defense, this country is going to be in trouble,' Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told the Wired25 summit in San Francisco. ...

Microsoft's Nadella: We want our tech to be used for good - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Mon 15 Oct 18

Microsoft's CEO also says at the Wired25 conference that antitrust law doesn't really understand tech.

Microsoft employees revolt over Pentagon contract

Daily Mail - Mon 15 Oct 18

In a letter published on blogging site Medium, the employees wrote that they joined Microsoft with 'the expectation that the technologies we build will not cause harm or human suffering.' ...

IBM files formal JEDI protest a day before bidding process closes

TechCrunch - Fri 12 Oct 18

IBM announced yesterday that it has filed a formal protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office over the structure of the Pentagon’s winner-take-all $10 billion, 10-year JEDI ...

Google drops out of bidding for massive Pentagon cloud...

Daily Mail - Tue 9 Oct 18

Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles.

Microsoft expands cloud service in push for $10 billion Pentagon contract

Reuters Technology - Tue 9 Oct 18

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday its expanded Azure cloud service to help government clients save data on their own servers would be available by the end of the first quarter of 2019, as it battles ...

Google drops $10bn battle for Pentagon data contract

BBC Technology - Tue 9 Oct 18

The tech giant, under scrutiny over a data lapse, has scrapped plans to bid for a high-profile contract.

Google sits out $10 billion Pentagon cloud contest over AI principles

Engadget - Tue 9 Oct 18

Google has dropped out of a competition that could've won the company a $10 billion contract with the Pentagon. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud (JEDI) contest's ...

Google will not bid for the Pentagon’s $10B cloud computing contract, citing its “AI Principles”

TechCrunch - Tue 9 Oct 18

Google has dropped out of the running for JEDI, the massive Defense Department cloud computing contract potentially worth $10 billion. In a statement to Bloomberg, Google said that it decided ...

Google Decides Not To Compete For $10 Billion Pentagon Cloud Contract

Ubergizmo - Mon 8 Oct 18

Earlier this year it was reported that Google had entered into a partnership with the US Department of Defense over the use of AI that would have been used to analyze drone footage. Google ...

Google pulls out of competition for $10B Pentagon cloud contract - CNET

CNET - Mon 8 Oct 18

Decision comes after outcry over another military project that could weaponize AI research.

Google drops out of bidding for $10 billion Pentagon data deal

Reuters Technology - Mon 8 Oct 18

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it was no longer vying for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the U.S. Defense Department, in part because the company's new ethical guidelines ...

Google withdraws $10bn Pentagon cloud bid amid ethical concerns

Techradar - Tue 9 Oct 18

The tech giant says the Pentagon’s cloud project doesn’t align with its principles.

Google won’t bid on $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing deal

Fastcompany Tech - Tue 9 Oct 18

Google employees were opposed to the company’s AI being used in weapons and surveillance systems. The search giant has announced it will not submit a bid to win the multibillion-dollar ...