DOD Investigating Potential Amazon Conflict On JEDI Deal

Law360 (January 25, 2019, 8:25 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense is looking into whether a former DOD employee's connection to Amazon Web Services has created an insurmountable conflict of interest for the Amazon subsidiary on the $10 billion JEDI cloud procurement, the department told the Court of Federal Claims.

A DOD contracting officer is currently investigating whether AWS' rehiring of Deap Ubhi, a former DOD employee who had joined the department from AWS and went back to the company in November 2017, has created an organizational conflict of interest, or OCI, that can't be "avoided, mitigated, or neutralized," the department said in a Jan. 23 filing...

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