Amazon Adds Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander To Board After JEDI Fight

Amazon introduced on Wednesday that Keith Alexander, a former Nationwide Safety Company director, has been named to the corporate’s board of administrators.

Alexander will carry appreciable nationwide safety and cybersecurity expertise to Amazon’s 11-person board. Alexander, a four-star Military common, beforehand served as NSA director and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command. He is now co-CEO and president of IronNet Cybersecurity.

Alexander’s appointment comes at a important time for Amazon. The corporate stays locked in a battle with Microsoft over the JEDI, or Joint Enterprise Protection Infrastructure, cloud contract. The JEDI contract has change into some of the hotly contested contracts for the Division of Protection, because it’s meant to assist modernize the Pentagon’s IT infrastructure and could possibly be value as much as $10 billion for providers rendered over as many as 10 years.