Oracle hired some pretty good lawyers, the arguments actually make sense. DoD saying no conflict of interest in a contract obviously intended as a cloud contract seems specious... I mean really, did DoD expect that AWS would not be in the running while Ubhi was scratching out pieces of the early contract terms? Who is kidding who here? Start an investigation, but only if someone notices.
Finally, a cloud monoculture contract seems a little hazardous for security. It is a bit cheaper, and maybe that would help make up for POTUS flinging billions away on a useless physical wall when what is needed are walls to stop data pilferage about say, boomer locations.
Oracle is a competitor that everyone loves to hate, but they seem to have found some flames at the bottom of the smoke column on this one.