Amidst criticism from industry, the Department of Defense (DoD) modified a nearly $1 billion agreement it made with Rean Cloud, LLC, an Amazon partner company. The original agreement, signed in February, tasked Rean with enabling multiple agencies within the DoD to procure cloud solutions in a new streamlined process. In a protest to the Government Accountability Office, Oracle claimed that Rean “serves as a front for Amazon Web Services” and that the entire procurement process was “shrouded in secrecy.” After review, DoD spokesman Col. Robert Manning announced this month that the contract’s new ceiling will be $65,000,000, a significant reduction from the original five-year $950,000,000.

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