Amazon challenges Pentagon's $10-billion cloud award to Microsoft

Amazon | November 15, 2019

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Thursday said it is contesting the Pentagon’s award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), expressing concern that politics got in the way of a fair contracting process. The company filed notice last Friday that it will formally protest the decision on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud, known as JEDI. In a company-wide meeting on Thursday, Amazon Web Services’ CEO Andy Jassy said it would be challenging for a U.S. agency to award a contract objectively when the president is disparaging one of the contestants, according to an Amazon spokesman.

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The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is a federal repository of reports used as a workforce tool to enhance professional review efforts, and prevent health care fraud and abuse, with the ultimate goal of protecting the public. Registered, authorized entities must submit certain information concerning medical malpractice payments, and adverse actions regarding health care practitioners, providers and suppliers.

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The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is a federal repository of reports used as a workforce tool to enhance professional review efforts, and prevent health care fraud and abuse, with the ultimate goal of protecting the public. Registered, authorized entities must submit certain information concerning medical malpractice payments, and adverse actions regarding health care practitioners, providers and suppliers.

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