Home / News / Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Talks Providing Services to DoD Clients

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Talks Providing Services to DoD Clients

Jeff Brody

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said the company is committed to supporting the Department of Defense’s efforts to strengthen national security, Reuters reported Sunday.

Bezos told attendees at a defense forum in Simi Valley, Calif., that senior leaders are responsible for guiding company personnel on identifying contracting opportunities to work on and support.

“My view is that if big tech is turning their back on the Department of Defense, this country is in big trouble,” he said.

The Amazon CEO’s comments come after the company protested the DoD’s decision to award the potential $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) in September.

The JEDI indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes enterprise cloud migration services to support the DoD’s modernization efforts and covers a period of up to 10 years.

Check Also

Salesforce’s Jenny Berarducci: Cloud Tech Could Help Agencies Transform Customer Experience

Jenny Berarducci, regional vice president of customer success at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), has said a cloud-based tool provides government agencies the capability to improve the customer experience and earn the public’s trust, which is key to any mission. Berarducci wrote about the need for agencies to implement a flexible technology that could enable them to meet current and future needs.

Lockheed to Update Navy MASINT Platform Under Potential $90M Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential five-year, $90.3M contract from the U.S. Navy to update the Office of Naval Intelligence's Measurement and Signature Intelligence Enterprise for Global Acoustic Intelligence platform.