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U.S. defense chief recuses himself from review of $10 billion cloud computing contract

21 days ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has removed himself from reviewing a disputed $10 billion cloud computing deal because of a possible conflict of interest, a move that could further delay the contract-award process.
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Defense chief steps aside from reviewing $10B cloud contract

Defense chief steps aside from reviewing $10B cloud contract

21 days ago   |   By Politico

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has recused himself from making decisions on his department's controversial cloud procurement program, a potentially $10 billion deal that has provoked a bitter rivalry between Amazon and Oracle. Esper made the decision "out of an abundance of caution" because of his son's employment with one of the original companies competing for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, contract, Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said Tuesday. “Although not legally required to, he has removed himself from participating in any decision making following the...
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U.S. defense chief drops review of $10 billion cloud computing contract over conflict of interest

21 days ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has removed himself from reviewing a disputed $10 billion cloud computing deal because of a possible conflict of interest, a move that could further delay the contract-award process.
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Son of Pentagon chief works at company that bid for contract

21 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Mark Esper has removed himself from decision-making on a cloud computing contract potentially worth $10 billion, due to his son's employment with one of the original contract bidders.
In a written statement Tuesday, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Esper recused himself from decisions on the so-called JEDI contract to avoid any concerns about his impartiality.
Hoffman said Esper was not legally required to recuse himself. Esper did so after receiving what Hoffman called informational briefings on the cloud computing project.
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Son of Pentagon chief works at company that bid for contract

21 days ago   |   By Star Tribune

The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Mark Esper has removed himself from decision-making on a cloud computing contract potentially worth $10 billion, due to his son's employment with one of the original contract bidders.
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