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Big News: Google Wins Modest Pentagon Cloud Contract

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Big News: Google Wins Modest Pentagon Cloud Contract

Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google has landed a small but important Pentagon cloud contract. The Pentagon has turned to Google cloud for technology to help it detect and respond to cyber threats around the world. According to Axios, the deal’s value is in the seven-figure range.

A previous Pentagon contract, called “Project Maven,” drew protests from Google staff. As a result, Google decided not to renew the Maven contract. The company gave the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract bid a wide berth. The company argued that the contract’s requirement could clash with its corporate values. Following internal protests over the Maven contract, Google came up with principles to guide its deals with defense clients. […]

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