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Google Sets Sights on $10B Pentagon Cloud Computing Deal

Google is competing with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and other companies for a Department of Defense cloud computing contract that could be worth $10 billion over the next decade, according to a report from Defense One, a national security news website. This puts Google Cloud chief Diane Greene in a tricky spot. Landing the Pentagon cloud deal could quickly change the perception that Google Cloud is an also-ran in the cloud market, and potentially get other government agencies interested in Google’s cloud AI services. Yet with many Google employees already up in arms that Google’s AI is helping the Air Force identify objects in surveillance footage, Ms. Greene must tread carefully to show that Google is considering the ethical implications of the Pentagon cloud deal.

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