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Pentagon Asks to Reconsider Awarding Huge Cloud Contract to Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO — The Defense Department said on Thursday that it would re-evaluate the awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract

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Pentagon Asks to Reconsider Awarding Huge Cloud Contract to Amazon

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