Microsoft welcomed the Pentagon’s decision, saying the company is “ready to get to work and make sure that those who serve our country have access to this much needed technology.”
Naturally, Amazon gnashed its teeth at Microsoft’s sweeping victory. The company claims the Pentagon has ignored the “clear cost-benefits of the bid,” further adding Amazon would “continue to pursue a fair and impartial review, and ensure our country gets the best possible technical capability to protect itself.”
The Department of Defense has responded to Amazon’s protest, offering a remand of the JEDI project to re-consider various elements and details. Amazon has declined the DoD proposal, arguing a remand would be another “do-over” of the Microsoft victory.
Amazon went on to claim that the Pentagon’s decision could be linked to President Trump’s unfavorable views towards Amazon as a company and its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos.
It remains unclear at this time whether another round of bidding will occur. As of this moment, Microsoft appears to be the clear cut winner.