Government Becoming Amazon’s Prime Customer

Amazon’s strategy of hiring former high level government officials so that they can use their relationships to lobby the government for business has helped Amazon to land federal contracts worth billions of dollars.

The 2017 correspondence between Rung – a former official in the Obama administration credited with transforming the federal government’s procurement policies before she joined Amazon – and Mary Davie at the GSA, offers new insights into how Amazon has used key former government officials it now employs – directly and as consultants – to gain influence and potentially shape lucrative government contracts.

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