Google Cloud wins U.S. defense department contract

Alphabet Inc’s Google Cloud announced on Wednesday it has secured a deal with the United States Department of Defense to help detect and respond to cyber threats.
Google Cloud at IT trade show
The deal allows the Defense Innovation Unit to run applications across platforms including Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure while being managed through the Google Cloud Console, the company said.

The contract may be in seven figures, online news site Axios reported citing a reply from the company.

Google had earlier made a bid for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the defense department, which was ultimately awarded to Microsoft. But Amazon has challenged the decision in court.

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