Microsoft and US Government – level 2

01-11-2019 15:00

Technology companies competed on a cloud system for the US Department of Defense.

This is to take the place of computers from the 1980s and 1990s. An American official said that the government needs new systems because they are normal for most agencies or companies.

Amazon and Microsoft were two of many companies that competed. People thought that Amazon would win, but then President Trump made negative comments about the boss of Amazon. Microsoft won, which means that that the company and the US government are going to work together for 10 years for $10 billion.

Difficult words: compete (to work against someone else to try to be the best), cloud system (information that stays on the Internet), Department of Defense (a part of a government that protects a country).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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