His firm is in the process of bidding for a major contract with the US Department of Defense.
The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project - known as Jedi - is a 10-year deal to offer cloud computing services, worth as much as $10bn (£7.6bn).
A number of technology firms have been involved in pitching for the work, drawing anger from employees, who have protested via petitions and resignations.
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The country is already well-defended (when politicians choose to defend it instead of working with adversaries to further their personal interests). This is the same cycle of greed, capital, power, institutional megalomania, and mad science that has caused endless suffering over the last century and a half. Killing, controlling, disempowering, and dehumanizing “enemies” wasn’t efficient enough using the old methods, so the government pays the industrialist class to invent new ways of doing these things, which are then copied by adversaries, and then the cycle repeats. The things you will see out of collaborations like this in the late twenty-first century will be horrifying. This is not how you create peace. This is how you make capitalists wealthy, and politicians unjustly powerful, at the expense of people who never even touched a weapon.
Capitalism, and states built upon perpetual war and violence, are not the future. They are the past. States and economies built upon this model do not protect us from problems, they are the problems. We do not need a repeat of the twentieth century, with more disruptive and devastating weapons, physical or computational. We need cooperation, respect, and environmental and social revolutions.