Amazon sues Pentagon over decision awarding $10B cloud contract to Microsoft

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is challenging the decision of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to award a major cloud contract to Microsoft.

In October, the Pentagon announced that Microsoft won the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract to address its critical and unmet warfighter requirements for modern cloud infrastructure.

“The acquisition process was conducted in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The process cleared review by the GAO and Court of Federal Claims,” said Pentagon in its announcement.

At the time, an Amazon spokesperson said, “We’re surprised about this conclusion. AWS is the clear leader in cloud computing and a detailed assessment purely on the comparative offerings clearly lead to a different conclusion.”

Amazon claims Pentagon’s evaluation process contained “unmistakable bias”

On Friday, a spokesperson for Amazon told media entities that the Pentagon’s evaluation process “contained clear deficiencies, errors, and unmistakable bias” for awarding the JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft.