Amazon Suit Claims Trump Bias Tainted Cloud Bid, Judge Says

Amazon | December 06, 2019

Amazon Suit Claims Trump Bias Tainted Cloud Bid, Judge Says
Amazon.com Inc. claims it lost a Pentagon cloud contract valued at as much as $10 billion because of political interference by President Donald Trump, according to the judge overseeing the case. Federal Claims Court Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith said during a court proceeding last week that Amazon’s lawsuit argues that the Pentagon didn’t award the cloud deal to Microsoft Corp. on the basis of a fair evaluation of the companies’ bids. “Plaintiff contends that the procurement process was compromised and negatively affected by the bias expressed publicly by the president and commander in chief Donald Trump against plaintiff,” Campbell-Smith said in a recording of a status hearing released Thursday by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington.

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Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito, joined by Attorney General Maura Healey, unveiled an executive order to re-launch the Governor’s Council to address sexual assault and domestic violence. The executive order elevates the council to the Governor’s Office and names Lt. Governor Karyn Polito as the chair.  Over the next year, the council will be charged with implementing Chapter 260 Domestic Violence legislation, enacted in 2014, and reviewing programs aimed at reducing sexual assault and domestic violence in the Commonwealth.

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Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito, joined by Attorney General Maura Healey, unveiled an executive order to re-launch the Governor’s Council to address sexual assault and domestic violence. The executive order elevates the council to the Governor’s Office and names Lt. Governor Karyn Polito as the chair.  Over the next year, the council will be charged with implementing Chapter 260 Domestic Violence legislation, enacted in 2014, and reviewing programs aimed at reducing sexual assault and domestic violence in the Commonwealth.

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