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Pentagon-Microsoft $10-billion cloud deal awarded fairly: US Defence Secy

Esper said he was confident the competition 'was conducted freely and fairly without any type of outside influence'

AFP | PTI  |  Seoul 

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper at a news conference in  Paris on Saturday 	Photo: Reuters
File Photo: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper

A multi-billion-dollar cloud-computing contract was awarded fairly and with no "outside influence", Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday.

Esper said he was confident the competition "was conducted freely and fairly without any type of outside influence," speaking on a visit to Seoul.

His comments came a day after challenged the award of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure programme, better known as JEDI, to Microsoft, alleging "unmistakable bias".

First Published: Fri, November 15 2019. 11:35 IST
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