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Despite the US Department of Defense's assurances last week that any and all ethics complaints against the $10bn Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract had been fully resolved, the Pentagon's internal investigators say they are still poring over the matter.
In a statement provided to multiple publications, the Defense Department's Inspector General confirmed that its own probe into claims of improper behavior by lead bidder Amazon Web Services is still ongoing.
DoD - Handing - JEDI - Cloud - Acquisition
"We are reviewing the DoD's handing of the JEDI cloud acquisition, including the development of requirements and the request for proposal process," the statement reads.
"In addition, we are investigating whether current or former DoD officials committed misconduct relating to the JEDI acquisition, such as whether any had any conflicts of interest related to their involvement in the acquisition process."
Investigation - Centers - Claims - AWS - Structure
The investigation centers around claims that AWS helped to influence the structure of the winner-takes-all contract by offering payments and jobs to individuals within the Pentagon who were to decide the terms of the deal.
Opponents of the plans, namely Oracle, say that these favors for Pentagon staff resulted in the decision to make the $10bn JEDI contract...
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