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Pentagon Awards $9 Billion Cloud Contracts Each to Google, Amazon, Oracle and Microsoft

(Reuters) – The Pentagon on Wednesday awarded cloud computing contracts worth $9 billion each to Alphabet Inc’s Google, Amazon Web Services Inc, Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp.

The contracts, which run until 2028, will provide the Department of Defense with enterprise-wide, globally available cloud services across all security domains and classification levels.

The move comes months after the Pentagon had delayed its decision to award an enterprise-wide Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract earlier this year.

The deal puts the military more in line with private-sector companies, many of whom split up their cloud computing work among multiple vendors to avoid being locked into any specific one.

(Reporting by Nathan Gomes in Bengaluru; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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