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@Oracle is leading a Washington push to stop @Amazon Web Services ( #AWS ) from winning a lucrative @Defense Department contract that will be awarded in coming months, according to a report on Bloomberg Friday. Oracle is leading a loose coalition of technology companies that also want in on the @Pentagon deal, including @Microsoft, @IBM, @DellTechnologies and @Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, according to the @Bloomberg report. The companies want to make sure the award goes to more than one provider, and to unseat Amazon as the front-runner for the deal, valued at several billion dollars, Bloomberg says. Boost your knowledge of cloud-native software and innovations driving data center transformations! Join us in Austin at the fifth-annual Big Communications Event May 14-16. The event is free for communications service providers — secure your seat today! The Pentagon plans to move 3.4 million users and 4 million devices to the cloud, according to the report, which has more details on AWS’s history with the DoD, as well as AWS’s, Oracle’s, and other major tech vendors lobbying infrastructure in Washington. Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz has been an early and committed supporter of President Donald Trump. She reportedly suggested in a recent dinner with the President that AWS is getting an unfair advantage in the Pentagon deal, Bloomberg notes.—bloomberg-/d/d-id/742258

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