It is unclear why the Trump Administration has favored Google, with its radically leftist internal culture, which has caused it to purge politically dissident employees, hold racist events and distribute racist literature to managers, and deliberately reorder search resultson YouTube to favor the anti-Trump mainstream media.
According to Axios, Google is seeking an even larger deal with the Defense Department “down the road.”
Google Cloud has landed a deal to help the Defense Department detect, protect against, and respond to cyber threats, Axios has learned. The deal, with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), is in the “seven figures,” Google said, declining to be more specific.
Why it matters: It’s a far cry from the controversial $10 billion JEDI deal, but Google hopes the win will lead to a broader deal down the road, as the Pentagon seeks to securely work with multiple public cloud providers.
Google has deeper ties to the Democrat party than perhaps any other technology company, which is perhaps why some executives were caught on camera tearing up after Hillary Clinton failed to win the presidency in 2016.
An investigation by the Intercept found that hundreds of individuals either moved from Google to the White House or from the White House to Google during the Obama administration.