Amazon will fight Pentagon contract loss after public criticism from Trump

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Amazon is set to dispute the Pentagon’s decision to give a massive, $10 billion contract to Microsoft for cloud services.

The Federal Times reported today that the CEO of Amazon’s cloud services branch said at an internal meeting that the company would “protest the decision and push the government to shine a light on what really happened.” Amazon has reportedly already filed the paperwork to fight the decision.

The winner of the contract is set to build the Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), which will overhaul the agency’s cloud services. “Numerous aspects of the JEDI evaluation process contained clear deficiencies, errors and unmistakable bias — and it’s…

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Author: Colin Lecher