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Judge sides with Pentagon and Amazon in cloud bidding case

Jul. 12, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

A federal judge has dismissed allegations that bidding for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon was rigged to favor Amazon. Friday's ruling dismissing Oracle's claims clears the Defense Department to award the contract to one of two finalists: Amazon or Microsoft. It will be a boon for...

School of Mines, Air Force partner on environment

Jul. 11, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City will work with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center at the Ellsworth base on environmental stewardship goals. The school's experts in ecology, hydrology, environmental engineering and other disciplines will help the Air...

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud'

Jul. 9, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. Formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the military's computing...

$2 billion floating missile defense radar back in Hawaii

Jul. 8, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A large missile defense radar mounted on a modified floating oil platform has returned to Hawaii. The $2 billion Sea-Based X-Band Radar was back at Pearl Harbor for regular maintenance and installation of system upgrades, Missile Defense Agency spokeswoman Maria Njoku told the Honolulu...

Trump vows July 4 'show of a lifetime' as protesters gather

Jul. 3, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A reality TV host at heart, President Donald Trump is promising the "show of a lifetime" for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who flock to the National Mall every year on the Fourth of July. The tanks are in place for the display of military muscle and protesters are ready to make...

The Latest: Trump promises July 4th 'show of a lifetime'

Jul. 3, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the July Fourth celebration (all times local): 11:05 a.m. The District of Columbia says it expects the federal government to pay for any damage to roads caused by military tanks and other heavy vehicles brought to city for President Donald Trump's...

The Latest: Tanks arrive in DC ahead of July 4 celebration

Jul. 2, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plans for Washington's Fourth of July celebration (all times local): 7:15 p.m. At least two Army tanks have arrived in Washington ahead of a Fourth of July celebration that President Donald Trump says will include military hardware. An Associated...

US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

Jun. 25, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. envoy to NATO said Tuesday that Turkey will be axed from the high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air defense missiles. U.S. Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison said "there will be a disassociation with the F-35" if NATO member Turkey buys...

UK F-35 fighters fly missions from Cyprus over Syria, Iraq

Jun. 25, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Britain's most advanced military aircraft, the Lightning F-35B, has flown its first missions over Syria and Iraq as part of ongoing operations against remnants of the Islamic State group, the U.K.'s defense secretary said. Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt said in a statement released...

The Latest: Trump says he's in 'no hurry' to strike Iran

Jun. 22, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on The United States and Iran's tensions over the shoot-down of a massive U.S. drone (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he abruptly called off the military strikes on Iran Thursday because the likely deaths of 150 Iranians would have been out of proportion...