AWS sells face recognition to the gov for a small price, gov awards fat contract to AWS with little competition.
So? Nothing unusual here, move along, nothing to see...
Oracle's lawsuit over the Pentagon's $10bn cloud contract is cherry-picked "spin", AWS has said in a submission (PDF) aiming to stop Big Red accessing internal documents and deposing two former government staffers. Oracle is suing the US Department of Defense over its decision to hand the mega-cloud contract, Joint Enterprise …
In this case, I suspect AWS is the lesser of two evils.
Oracle is fighting the loss of their expensive government hosting contracts because they know that moving to AWS means not only the loss of influence in US government IT, but that AWS will help move systems that should never have been on Oracle databases in the first place onto more appropriate platforms with the subsequent loss of licensing revenue.
The pork barrel will be considerably smaller....
I'm not trying to paper over any of the larger Amazon groups business methods, decisions or other government related contracts, but from the perspective of the majority of Americans (not being an American myself...) it's likely to result in more value for money in DoD IT....
Seen on Groklaw, lo, these many years ago:
1. If you've got the facts, pound on the facts.
2. If you're got the law, pound on the law.
3. If you have neither, pound on the table.
Someone needs to mention to Larry that leisure suits and competition by lawsuit are both passe.
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