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Amazon Appeals Pentagon's Choice Of Microsoft For $10 Billion Cloud Contract

Added 11-14-19 08:06:02pm EST - “Amazon cited "unmistakable bias" as it prepares to challenge its loss in federal court. This starts a new chapter in the contentious battle over the biggest U.S. cloud-computing contract, called JEDI.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Amazon Appeals Pentagon's Choice Of Microsoft For $10 Billion Cloud Contract”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump met with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as part of the American Technology Council in June 2017. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

President Trump met with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as part of the American Technology Council in June 2017.

Amazon is going into battle with the Pentagon over a massive military tech contract awarded to Microsoft. Amazon cited "unmistakable bias" as it prepares to protest the selection in federal court.

This begins a new chapter in the protracted and contentious battle over the biggest cloud-computing contract in U.S. history — called JEDI, for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure — worth up to $10 billion over 10 years.

The Pentagon declared Microsoft the winner of JEDI on Oct. 25, after months of delays, investigations and controversy — at first, over accusations of a cozy relationship between Amazon and the Department of Defense, and later, over President Trump's public criticism of Amazon.

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