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How's this for a JEDI mind trick? AWS waves hand, has Uncle Sam 'reconsider' $10bn contract award to Microsoft

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While your observations about cloud providers are interesting, may I suggest you cast your net wider and include incumbent DoD suppliers?

Who needs "vendor lock in" when you just get the customer to pay you to acquire and build everything, charge them hefty maintenance and support fees, include sky high rates for any changes and wrap it in a 20 year contract to allow same "savings" to be passed to the customer. Unless the customer triggers an early exit clause that doubles the costs again.

JEDI is about reducing an estimated $15-25bn spend over 10 years with incumbents to a capped $10bn fee. Yup...that's how much cloud lock in saves over the existing DoD outsourcers....

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