"This is going to get very ugly," said Mark Cancian, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former official in the Defense Department and the Office of Management and Budget. "The difference is deciding who gets a contract as opposed to the conditions of the contract. In other words, if Trump really did interfere in the source selection and push it toward Microsoft or away from Amazon, that would be very improper and I would suspect illegal."
"I don't see a root-and-branch change here," Mr. Cancian added. "They've been building to this for so long it would be hard to step back and throw it out and completely start over."
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