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Key GOP Lawmaker Doubts Pentagon Can Handle Cloud Contract

June 8, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee that oversees Pentagon spending doesn’t have confidence that the Defense Department can handle a multibillion cloud-computing contract based on existing plans, said the panel’s chairwoman, Kay Granger.

Under their proposed spending bill, panel members are holding up funding for the contract, which is seen as favoring Amazon.com Inc., until the Pentagon submits a strategy to sustain competition and multiple cloud-service providers, according to a provision included in the draft fiscal year 2019 Pentagon spending bill.

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